The authors have reviewed, in a small volume, a fairly representative cross-section of the more recent contribution to medical and scientific literature in the field of orthopedic surgery. The chapters dealing with the chemistry of bone and the theories of bone growth are exceptionally noteworthy.
The statement is made in the preface that as far as possible the authors have dealt with the application of principles rather than with the details of technic. American surgeons may not agree that they are justified in the emphasis they place on some of the principles of treatment, such as those described for tuberculosis of the joints. Little that is new about osseous tuberculosis is to be found in the three chapters, covering thirty pages, and although various types of surgical procedures, most of which have been used successfully in this country for at least twenty-five years, are mentioned, almost equal space is taken