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The determination of the mechanical properties of bone is a study that has attracted the interest of perhaps as diverse a group of researchers as any biomaterials topic. Bone can be regarded as a dynamic tissue in vivo and as a relatively stable structural material when observed in vitro. Starting from these two different points, a considerable body of information has been developed in the nearly 100 years since the pioneering studies of A. A. Raüber ushered in modern research on bone. Dr. Evans has performed a valuable service in bringing together much of the available data, including previously published
Mechanical Properties of Bone.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:289. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-2-289_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(2):289.
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