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Rearticulations of Orthopaedic Surgery: The Process of Specialty Boundary Formation and the Provision of Fracture Care

Length: 165 pages3 hours


An in depth analysis of the history of orthopaedic surgery in the United States, with a focus on how this specialty formed. It follows the field as it shifts from the use of buckles and straps to early surgery, and how orthopaedic surgeons came to treat fractures. While orthopaedics means 'to raise a child straight' - this book sheds light on the formation of the modern specialty, and by doing so explores the process of professional boundary formation.

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