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December 20, 1930

Illustrated Primer on Fractures.

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Prepared by the Cooperative Committee on Fractures under Auspices of Section on Surgery, General and Abdominal, and Section on Orthopedic Surgery in Cooperation with Department of Scientific Exhibit of the American Medical Association. Cloth. Price, $1. Pp. 55, with illustrations. Chicago: American Medical Association, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(25):1935. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720250057029

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This consists of a series of line drawings representing certain standard procedures in fracture work, with the high points in each procedure represented by signs on the walls of the room in which the procedure is being carried out. Following each drawing is a concise text. The drawings are simple and clear and give definite ideas of the important points in each procedure. Though variations in fractures and roentgenograms are not considered, a few anatomic diagrams are introduced for each procedure and they are illuminating to the text. Most of the book goes straight to the point of how to do it, but a few timely warnings are given. Only the simplest methods of treatment with plaster and well known standard splints are shown. Methods of traction, transportation, reduction and the prevention of deformities are gone into simply and effectively. For the student and for the general practitioner who must

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