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To the Editor:—
The war has brought increased interest and demands for the use of plaster of paris. The article by Capt. I. V. Luck in The Journal, January 1, analyzes the requirements for good plaster technic as carried out with bandages, splint and slabs. In my experience the use of "plaster towels" made up of old rags, towels and sheets and impregnated with plaster pie as recommended by F. Calot-Paris in 1926 is a great improvement because it saves time, is less expensive and is more durable and elegant. I am using it in various orthopedic hospitals after spine and hip operations which require especially fast and reliable plaster protection.Discarded regular size towels, rags, four layers of crinoline or any rough texture material measuring 15 by 20 inches for posterior shells and hip spicas or 5 by 20 inches for arm or leg splints, after being wrung out
Bettmann EH. SIMPLIFIED PLASTER OF PARIS TECHNIC FOR LARGE PLASTERS AND SHELLS. JAMA. 1944;124(8):527. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850080055025