BooknewsHeading a team of 32 contributors, Dillin (Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic; Inglewood, CA) and Simeone (neurology, Jefferson Medical College; Philadelphia) aim to fulfill the requisites for surgeons noted by a medieval physician, of being learned, expert, ingenious, and adaptable. They address: historical perspectives; concepts of pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment; and surgical techniques for specific conditions (e.g. wire placement in cervical spine fusion, "open door" laminaplasty, and microcervical foraminotomy). Includes b&w illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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