March 1, 1919

Les plaies de guerre et leurs complications immediates. Leçons faites a l'Hotel-Dieu.

JAMA. 1919;72(9):673. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610090057031

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This volume consists of a series of eighteen lectures, given by the author at l'Hotel Dieu during the winter semester of 1916 and 1917, in which he endeavored to present as briefly as possible the experiences gained during three years of war. In discussing bullet wounds in general the author states that there is no question that the enemy used explosive bullets; but he does not believe that they were frequently used—not that there were humanitarian reasons but because the explosive bullet does not travel so fast or so far as the full jacketed bullet. In the treatment of war wounds, at least those made by shrapnel, shells, etc., the general principle seems to be fairly well established that the wound should be operated on as soon as possible and all foreign bodies, including tissue débris and the walls of the tract, should be removed, leaving only clean, healthy surfaces,

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