September 3, 1927

The Treatment of Fractures with Notes upon a Few Common Dislocations.

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By Charles Locke Scudder, A.B., Ph.B., M.D., F.A.C.S., Consulting Surgeon to the Massachusetts General Hospital. Tenth edition. Cloth. Price, $12 net. Pp. 1240, with 2027 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1926.

JAMA. 1927;89(10):814. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690100076040

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This is a real contribution to the literature. The work contains so much new material and has been so completely revised that it may be looked on as practically new. Every chapter has been materially lengthened, resulting in an increase of 491 pages and 764 new illustrations over the previous edition. The author points out that rigid and strictly standardized methods of fracture treatments are undesirable, as the variety of conditions attending a fracture call for the exercise of careful judgment in the choice of treatment. He attempts to aid the surgeon in selecting the proper form of treatment. The operative treatment is presented as a system by itself, apart from its application to any particular fracture. The author emphasizes the fact that open operation should be resorted to only when it is distinctly indicated. Special subjects have been prepared by certain men chosen because of their interest, training and

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