One might think that the rapid proliferation of written material would have long since saturated every aspect of hand surgery. Nonetheless, readers of The Hand: Diagnosis and Indications will find, to their delight, a well-illustrated and practical book that fills an unrecognized need by dealing with the techniques of diagnosis and the influence of clinical detail on the choice of treatment. The credentials of the author, with his British heritage and training together with a professional life that spans the Atlantic, underline his superb qualifications to speak with authority and, as this book makes clear, to write with the crisp, engaging style expected of his native countrymen. The author's current position, as an associate of Dr Harold Kleinert, in a respected group known internationally for its leadership role in hand surgery, places him at the forefront of the field.
The organization of subject material is in itself unique, concentrating on