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This is not, for the most part, an integrated and steadily sequential history of concepts, practice, and technology in orthopedics. The opening part (the first 59 pages) is, but it runs only up to the beginning of modern medicine in The Renascence. The large central part (a bit over 400 pages) is a group of "national histories," each of which proceeds with biographic sketches in chronologic sequence of the country's leading contributors from The Renascence to our century. The following section considers the history of some special subjects, such as scoliosis, bone grafting, and arthroscopy. This structure makes it difficult
The History of Orthopaedics: An Account of the Study and Practice of Orthopaedics from the Earliest Times to the Modern Era. Ann Intern Med. ;115:73. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-1-73_6
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(1):73.
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