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|Title: ||Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains|
|Authors: ||Ortner, Donald J.|
Putschar, Walter G. J.
|Issue Date: ||28-Dec-1981|
|Citation: ||Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology; 28|
|Abstract: ||This reference work is an attempt to provide an integrated and reasonably comprehensive treatnient of pathological conditions that affect the human skeleton. The primary objective is to assist those who conduct research on archeological skeletal remains in interpreting abnormal conditions that they might encounter in the course of their research. However, there is much that ancient skeletal remains can reveal to the modern medical historian, orthopaedist, pathologist, and radiologist about skeletal diseases that are rarely encountered in modern clinical practice. All of the major categories of disease that affect bone are reviewed from the viewpoint of the pathologist. This review is followed by a discussion of the literature on the paleopathology of each condition and the presentation of paleopathological cases thought to represent each of the morbid categories affecting bone. This work is based on extensive individual and collaborative research by both authors on the known parameters of modern skeletal diseases and their expression in antiquity. The monograph provides essential text and illustrative materials on bone pathology, which will improve the diagnostic ability of those interested in human dry bone pathology.|
|Appears in Collections:||Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology|
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