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April 24, 1937

Behandlung der Verletzungen und Eiterungen an Fingern und Hand

JAMA. 1937;108(17):1461. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780170079034

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This little volume is a revision of the author's monographs "Introduction to the Treatment of Injuries of the Fingers and Hand" and "The Panaritium," combined under one title. Thirty pages are devoted to various types of compound injuries, two to tendon injuries, one to nerve injuries and forty-eight to fractures and dislocations of the phalanges and the metacarpal and carpal bones. The remainder of the volume, approximately one half, is devoted to infections of the fingers and hand. The work is concise, well written and well illustrated, particularly in its excellent reproductions of x-ray films. The author is one of the few continental surgeons who have carefully studied Kanavel's contributions on infections of the hand and attempted to present his conclusions. His presentation is not always quite in accord with what are understood to be Kanavel's conceptions. For example, in illustrating the incisions for draining an infection involving flexor tendon

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