Fractures: A History and Iconography of Their Treatment. A new copy in very fine condition in a very fine dust jacket.
Peltier, Leonard F.
The companion volume to Orthopedics: A History and Iconography, this beautiful book with 270 illustrations is the most comprehensive history ever written about one of the most frequently suffered and commonly treated of all ailments. Surprisingly, it is also the first history of the treatment of fractures since the classic 19th-century writings of Malgaigne and Gurlt. In contrast to often changing or newly appearing disease processes, such as Legionnaire's disease or AIDS, the problems posed by fractures and dislocations have not changed since the beginning of recorded history. The skeletal injuries treated by Imhotep, Hippocrates, and Galen were similar to those treated by Paré, Pott, Cooper, Watson-Jones, and Böhler. It is therefore easy for the modern orthopedic surgeon to identify with the great surgeons of the past as he faces the problems of management of fractures and dislocations. 273pp. 270 illus. 8 " 11". Cloth, dust jacket, acid-free paper. ISBN 0-930405-16-1. 1990. Norman Orthopedic Series, No. 1; Norman Surgery Series, No. 3.
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