New reprint of Wolff's Law

Scientists of the Julius Wolff Institute (JWI) and the Centre of Musculoskeletal Surgery (CMSC) of the Charité have published a reprint of one of the most famous and relevant orthopaedic books. 

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New reprint of Wolff's Law

New paperback version: The Law of Transformation of Bone

The 1892 by Julius Wolff published book "The Law of Transformation of Bone" (Das Gesetz der Transformation der Knochen). Since June 2010, Wolff's historical publication will be available in the German book trade in a new paperback version. Simplified called the "Wolff's Law", the work explains that structure and shape of bone permanently adapt to loading conditions. His work is the most important and relevant stand work for orthopaedics and is still cited in scientific papers and international medical congresses.

Additional to the 150 pages of the original work, the reprint also contains biographic and historical documents, for example letters to important scientific colleagues. The reproduction of Wolff's work was realised with the support of the Library of veterinary medicine of the Freie Universität Berlin, das Archive of the Humboldt University and the Jewish Museum in Fankfurt am Main that provided the original publication as well as other biographic documents for the scan and research. The Julius Wolff Institute thanks all partners for the excellent collaboration and support.



Here we listed an introduction into the publications written by Julius Wolff after whom the institute was named: 

Julius Wolff MD; Translated and abridged by M.O. Heller, W.R. Taylor, N. Aslanidis, and Georg N. Duda
The Classic: On the Inner Architecture of Bones and its Importance for Bone Growth (Ueber die innere Architectur der Knochen und ihre Bedeutung für die Frage vom Knochenwachsthum)
Clin Orthop Rel Res. 2010 Apr, Volume 468(4) 1056-1065  

Wolff J.
The classic: on the theory of fracture healing. 1873.
Clin Orthop Rel Res. 2010 Apr, Volume 468(4) 1052-1055

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