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A Manual of Bandaging, Strapping and Splinting

JAMA. 1941;117(23):2016. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820490090043.
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Although intended primarily for medical students, nurses and orderlies, this handy size paper covered volume is highly recommended to practicing physicians. The book follows the general course given in the department of surgery at Harvard Medical School to second year students. The author presents and describes the technic of the use of dressings, bandages, adhesive plaster and splinting material. In the foreword Elliot Cutler says that "surgeons, like musicians, take pride in their tools and in the performance of their tasks." The illustrations are the meat of the manual and visualize to the beginner the steps which must be taken to let the young surgeon remember that a neat dressing often bespeaks a good job beneath. The student will soon learn that the principles of support and immobilization entail fundamental concepts in the proper care of injury and infection. Cutler says that especially is this book valuable because of the

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