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September 22, 1923


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Aurora, Ill.

JAMA. 1923;81(12):1017. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26510120005011d

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I feel sure that most practitioners prefer Sayre's dressing for fractured clavicles. I feel equally sure that those who have used this form of dressing have found it unfeasible in a large number of cases, owing to sensitive skin which will not permit the continued application of an adhesive dressing, especially in the cases among children, and in those cases occurring in hot weather, in which the perspiration under the adhesive plaster often causes even severe skin erosions, in both instances in spite of careful cleansing of the skin and application of alcohol before the adhesive plaster is applied.

METHOD OF APPLYING DRESSING  An efficient form of dressing may be applied without the danger of skin lesions by following the instructions given below: Suppose we take, for example, a fracture of the left clavicle.After the left arm has been padded at A with several turns of gauze, a bandage

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