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November 28, 1942

The Management of Fractures, Dislocations and Sprains

JAMA. 1942;120(13):1075. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830480079028

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This book, written by two leaders in the field concerned, is especially valuable during the war. In the present edition extensive changes have been made in sections devoted to fractures of the spine, humerus, hip and foot. The chapter on compound fractures has been rewritten to include the great strides in chemotherapy. A section on war injuries has been added. There is an important chapter on the workmen's compensation law affecting fracture cases and another on the medicolegal aspects of fracture cases. The authors outline a list of the splints to be kept in a doctor's automobile and another list of splints to be kept in a doctor's office. These two lists are valuable especially in relation to civilian defense. The chapter on the principles of treatment of fractures is well done. Some of the best work of Colonel Kirk of the Medical Corps of the U. S. Army has

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