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May 2, 1931

Traumatotherapy: The Treatment of the Injured.

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By John J. Moorhead, B.Sc., M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Surgery and Director, Department Traumatic Surgery, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital. Cloth. Price, $7. Pp. 574, with 625 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1931.

JAMA. 1931;96(18):1533. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720440081036

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This is an effort to give the detailed technic of treatment of the injured, but it is limited almost entirely to injuries of the bones and joints. Mention is made of injuries to the viscera of the chest and abdomen in only a few pages. Care of minor wounds is first described, with particular attention to those of the hands. Wounds of the joints are considered separately; also stiff joints. Dislocations are discussed adequately. Nearly half of the book is taken up with the treatment of fractures, which is clearly described including the necessary apparatus and the technic of use. Indications and a brief outline for necessary operative treatment are given, but the chief emphasis is placed on manipulative reduction. The author prefers traction in fracture of the lower extremities, usually with suspension and, in a few instances, skeletal traction. In treating many injuries and in the follow up care

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