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From The CriticsReviewer: 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.