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October 5, 1918

The Hodgen Wire Cradle Extension Suspension Splint. The Exemplification of This Splint with Other Helpful Appliances in the Treatment of Fractures and Wounds of the Extremities and Its Application in Both Civil and War Practice.

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By Frank G. Nifong, M.D., F.A.C.S. With an introduction by Harvey G. Mudd, M.D., F.A.C.S. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 162, with 124 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1918.

JAMA. 1918;71(14):1163. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600400063030

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This book describes the methods of application and uses of the Hodgen extension and suspension splint. This splint, it is pointed out in the historical introduction, was described by Professor Hodge at the time of the Civil War as a modification of the Nathan R. Smith anterior splint for fractures of the thigh. The author discusses the general mechanism of fractures of the femur, splints for immobility and extension, splints for immobility and suspension, splints for immobility, extension and suspension, and the Hodgen extension suspension splint. The final chapter is devoted to the use of accessory appliances. It is a practical little book.

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