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Audio tape cassettes
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand has audio tape cassettes available of the highlights of several symposia and annual meetings . For information, write to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 3025 S. Parker Rd., Suite 65 , Aurora , CO 80014 [(303) 755-4588].
Grants for hand research
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand provides grants-in-aid not to exceed $3,000 per year for investigations concerned with the improvement and function of the deformed or disabled hand .
This money will be used in the form of "seed grants" to develop pilot or demonstration projects to the point where they might attract more substantial money from larger granting agencies.
Investigators need not limit their work to purely surgical aspects of the hand; all inquiries should be addressed to the Chairman of the Research Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand: Ronald Linscheid, 200 First St., S. W., Rochester, MN 55901.
Bibliography of surgery of the hand
This bibliography of the world literature is compiled annually in cooperation with MEDLARS and is offered for purchase through the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
It offers references on publications related to hand surgery listed under appropriate headings for easy reference . Annual volumes of 1969, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, and 1978 can be purchased at the rate of $15 per volume . The 1979 volume is now available. To order, please specify volume(s) desired and send a check (U.S. Funds) payable to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 3025 S. Parker Rd., Suite 65, Aurora, CO 80014 [(303) 755-4588]'
The hand-Examination and diagnosis
This text is a basic core of information on the diagnostic examination of the normal, diseased, or injured hand . A method for thorough, systematic examination of the hand is presented so that with practice the reader can develop a routine for accurate examination and specific diagnosis.
A brief introduction to specific conditions of the hand is given, followed by illustrations of the more common deformities. A limited description of certain lacerations is included, but specific treatment is not discussed .
This small paperback handbook is available through Churchill-Livingstone, Inc. For further information on ordering, rates, quantity discounts, etc., contact: Churchill-Livingstone, 19 West 44th St., #301, New York, NY 10036; tel. (212) 921-0120.
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