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September 18, 1937

A Brief Outline of Modern Treatment of Fractures

JAMA. 1937;109(12):979. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780380063024

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The author states in his preface that the book "aims to illustrate the fundamentals in bone surgery and to touch only the high spots in their practical application. Modern textbooks are so filled with illustrations and demonstrations of operative technic, with the discussion of so wide a variety of methods, that the average student or intern is frequently at a loss to know what it is all about." In the main he has adhered to this theme, and the little book has much solid meat in it and should be of use to senior students and those preparing for state board examinations and the like. With such a clear statement as to the purpose, it is strange to find inserted various detailed accounts of operations such as the Watson-Jones approach to the hip joint but with it no reference to where the original article may be found. Bibliographies would be

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