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September 21, 1935


JAMA. 1935;105(12):986. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760380062023

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To the Editor:—  In The Journal, June 29, page 2324, there appeared an article by Drs. Webb and Sheinfeld entitled "Reversed Colles Fracture, with Special Reference to Therapy," in which it was stated that no cases of successful reduction of this type of fracture by the closed method had been reported. I feel that I must take exception to this statement, since Dr. J. B. Roberts (Notes on the Modern Treatment of Fractures, New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1899, p. 134) showed the roentgenogram and reported such a case successfully treated by closed manipulation by his colleague Dr. M. J. Stern. Since the reason for the difficulty of closed reduction of this type of fracture is unexplained by the authors, it is of interest to recall the case presented before the New York Surgical Society by Dr. J. M. Hitzrot (Ann. Surg.61:740, 1915) in which attempted closed

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