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Orthopedic Diseases. Physiology, Pathology, Radiology.
Bone Metabolism in Relation to Clinical Medicine.

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Second Edition. By AEGERTER ERNEST. , M.D., and KIRKPATRICK JOHN A. JR.. , M.D. 786 pages; 25.5 X 17.5 cm. W. B. Saunders Company; , Philadelphia: , 1963.. Price, $16.00.
Proceedings of a Symposium Organized by the Association of Clinical Pathologists and the Association of Clinical Biochemists Held in London at the Royal College of Surgeons.. Edited by SISSONS J. A.. . 129 pages; 22.5 X 15 cm. J. B. Lippincott Company; , Philadelphia: , 1963.. Price, $6.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(4):746-747. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-60-4-746
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Physicians with an interest in disease of bone who should know Orthopedic Diseases might pass it in the library and take no note of it, deceived by its most unapt title. The "orthopedic" diseases considered by the authors include many disorders of far more importance to internists and pediatricians than to their colleagues who share an interest in disease of this tissue but spend their professional time manipulating it mechanically.

Of the three views of bone disease promised by the subtitle, two are precise, accurate, and clear, as we might hope to have from a pathologist and a radiologist. The


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