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Fractures and Dislocations for Practitioners

JAMA. 1941;116(14):1605. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820140117028.
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The treatment of fractures and dislocations is presented in a concise and compact form. The procedures are outlined in fair detail, with comments on possible complications. The indications for the more radical methods are outlined. The book should be of value to the practitioner who must rely on his own resourcefulness in the handling of the traumatic cases. The subject of plaster technic is well covered. The illustrations are instructive. While there are no foolproof methods for the treatment of fractures, those described by Goeckler are well chosen and should form an adequate approach to that large number of cases which do not present unusual problems or require unusual apparatus. This book gives the practitioner the information necessary for the immediate care of a fracture or dislocation. He can consult, if necessary, larger sources and specialists. One of the virtues of the book is the ready availability of the information

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