In view of the high distinction of the authors of this book and of the series of six volumes to which it belongs, it is not surprising that this fifth and revised edition has been called for. The disorders and conditions of bone are classified in six major categories, namely, aseptic necrosis in epiphyses, apophyses and small bones; toxic osteopathies; inflammatory diseases of bone; primary medullary osteopathies; congenital abnormalities with bone changes, and primary tumors of bone. Individual subjects are discussed with typical German thoroughness; illustrations are abundant and excellent, and the typography is of superior quality.
It is the impression of this reviewer that the text is more readily translatable than usual and that even those of us whose German is rusty or limited can read the book with fair understanding. Roentgenologists of mature age who can recall the scantiness of roentgenologic literature three or four decades ago will
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