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THE TREATMENT OF FRACTURES:  SOME LESSONS OF THE WAR

ERNEST W. HEY GROVES, M.S., F.R.C.S. (England)
JAMA. 1919;73(10):742-748. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610360012003.
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The killing of the great war is over, but much of the curing is still to be done. Reconstruction is the order of the day and weshall do well to apply this process to the principles and practice of treating fractures, whether these be the result of gunshot wounds or of industrial accidents. There are a few good things to set against the many evil things of war, and one of them is that the number of each kind of casualty serves to magnify the details of injury together with treatment and results, so that broad principles come to be recognized which would have escaped notice if taught by only a few and scattered cases.

GENERAL PRINCIPLES IN THE TREATMENT OF FRACTURES 

Administrative Principles.  —It is within the knowledge of every one who has been closely interested in this question that a very marked improvement has taken place in the

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