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May 21, 1938

Fractures and Dislocations for Practitioners

JAMA. 1938;110(21):1779-1780. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790210059039

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The author's purpose in writing a book on fractures and dislocations for general practitioners was to present the subject in a condensed manner without omission of important details. He desired to have the first physician who attended accident cases acquainted with one good method of treatment for every type of fracture and dislocation. Early correct care prepares the way for good end results. The book fulfils these requirements. One could easily take issue with many statements and therapeutic procedures but the author selected the most prac- tical methods in order to facilitate the emergency therapy for the general practitioner. There are two parts, one on fractures and the other on dislocations. Every bone and joint fracture and dislocation is presented with a discussion of etiology, examination, complications, prognosis, immediate treatment and follow-up treatment. The manuscript is written in an easily understood manner. The illustrations, photographs and roentgenograms are well selected,

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