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December 7, 1935

Traitement des fractures et luxations des membres

JAMA. 1935;105(23):1938. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760490122027

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This treatise on fractures and dislocations is of an eclectic nature, as the authors confine themselves to a description of methods used by them; hence a bibliography and references to other methods have been omitted.

The first part of the book deals with fractures. The first chapter offers a discussion of general principles of treatment, including first aid, temporary immobilization of fractured limbs, final conservative or surgical therapy, and after-care. The advice to use sheets as hammocks in which patients with broken hips are suspended during transportation will probably not meet with approval in this country, where a board is preferred for efficient immobilization. Local anesthesia is advocated for reduction of fractures, but its technic is not described. In children, tribrom-ethanol anesthesia is being used. Spinal anesthesia is recommended for reduction of hip fractures. The technic of open reductions is described briefly; avenues of approach are discussed in general terms.

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