Bone Diseases: Macroscopic, Histological, and Radiological Diagnosis of Structural Changes in the Skeleton / Edition 1

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This book on "Bone Diseases" first appeared in the German language in 1983, when it immediately aroused considerable interest among German-speaking physicians and medical students. It was presented at the Annual Conference of the International Skeletal Society in Geneva, at whieh time my Ameriean eolleagues were already express- ing their regret that, although the diagrams and illustrations were sufficiently familiar, they were unable to read the text. The wish was repeatedly expressed that the book should be translated. This propo- sal, however, met with the diffieulty that no suitable native English- speaking translator who was familiar with the German language could be found. It had also been feit that a eertain basic knowledge of medicine would be desirable. For this reason no English transla- tion was fortheoming. When the first edition of the book was sold out and the demand for it still continued, 1 began to work on a necessarily extended see- ond edition. This was published by Springer (Berlin and Heidelberg), and it has already been well reeeived by German readers. Onee more the quest ion of an English translation arose. Emeritus Professor D. C. DAHLIN, formerly Head Pathologist at the Mayo Clinie in Rochester, Minnesota, and an internationally renowned osteologist, had already written in his Foreword to the Seeond Edition: "I really hope that this book will soon be translated into English."

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Reviewer: Edward Abraham, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This second edition, single authored textbook is about the pathologic and radiographic findings of bone diseases.
Purpose: The purpose is to present a comprehensive and easy to use work on the diagnosis of bone disorders. To achieve his goal, the author uses all recent technical developments especially in the field of radiology. These most worthy objectives are fully met. The author is a German pathologist who is internationally known and well respected by his peers. He draws some of his experience from working closely with such famous pathologists as Dahlin from the Mayo Medical School, Schajowics of Argentina, and his mentor Erwin Uehlmger of Switzerland.
Audience: The book is written mainly for pathologists, radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and their respective trainees, and to lesser extent medical students.
Features: The text is divided into 16 chapters. These include disorders of skeletal development, osteoporosis and osteopathies, fractures, inflammatory bone conditions, bone necrosis, bone tumors, degenerative joint disease, examination techniques, and so on. The content is organized in such a helpful way for the reader that all photography and other illustrations are printed to face the corresponding text. The pictures are of superior quality. All histology sections are in black-and-white. There are close to 1000 figures.
Assessment: This is a monumental work by a giant in his field of bone pathology. It represents a major contribution to our understanding of bone diseases. In spite of the excellent quality of the histology material, this work may have achieved greater heights if the publisher used some color photos for the more important conditions. In this day and age I know of no one who owns a black-and-white television. Still, I very highly recommend all medical science libraries and commercial bookstores to have this work available for their readers. Pathologists, radiologists, and orthopedists are strongly advised to own this work of love.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642084508
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/20/2014
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 589
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Bones and Bone Tissue.- 2 Normal Anatomy and Histology.- 3 Disorders of Skeletal Development.- 4 Osteoporoses and Osteopathies.- 5 Osteoscleroses.- 6 Fractures.- 7 Inflammatory Conditions of Bone.- 8 Bone Necroses.- 9 Metabolic and Storage Diseases.- 10 Bone Granulomas.- 11 Bone Tumors.- 12 Degenerative Joint Diseases.- 13 Inflammatory Joint Diseases.- 14 Tumorous Joint Diseases.- 15 Parosteal and Extraskeletal Lesions.- 16 Examination Techniques.- References.- Origin of Specimens Illustrated in this Book.
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