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Fractures

JAMA. 1940;115(2):155. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810280067031.
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The author adheres to his original purpose in writing this book, which was to present the subject from a broad point of view. He calls attention to the fact that the approach to the problems in the treatment of fractures has gone through a state of evolution, and he incorporates these trends in the present edition. The author presents those methods which he has found from experience to be worthy of trial. He has made a considerable addition to the discussion of first aid in the treatment of compound fractures, emphasizing the necessity for standardization of metal plates. The section on pathologic changes occurring in fracture lesions has been revised in accordance with the views of the American College of Surgeons. The operative treatment of fractures of the head of the humerus and the treatment of both bone fractures of the forearm by use of Kirchner's method are discussed. The

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