This thorough, descriptive two-volume text on the evaluation
and treatment of diseases of the spine has additional value in that
it is a collaborative effort of an international group of orthopaedic
spine surgeons and neurosurgeons. The chapters follow a logical
flow, beginning with "Basic Science," continuing with "Child Spine,"
and ending with "Adult Spine." The text is well illustrated with good-to-excellent
reproductions of radiographs and hard-to-copy magnetic resonance
images and computed tomographic scans. The illustrations and photographs
in the section on anatomy are unsurpassed in quality and detail.