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September 22, 1945

Clinical Traumatic Surgery

JAMA. 1945;129(4):312. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860380070026

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Abstract

In his book the author has summed up his vast experience in the field of occupational accidents as the medical director of the New York Transit System. His participation in World War I and the professional care of the victims of the memorable Pearl Harbor attack entitle him also to speak authoritatively on war injuries. Long teaching experience helped him to avoid confusing lengthy discussions and to recommend therapeutic measures characterized by safety and simplicity. The subject is discussed in a simple, concise and lucid manner.

Special chapters cover regional traumatology, such as treatment of the wounds of the hand and injuries of the head, chest and abdomen. Ascould be expected, considerable space is given to the treatment of fractures. Special sections cover the medicolegal aspect of traumatic surgery, compensation problems and allied subjects. Traumatic neuroses are discussed in a separate chapter. The text is profusely illustrated with adequate drawings

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