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September 18, 1954

Illustrated Review of Fracture Treatment

JAMA. 1954;156(3):291. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950030083029

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This book, written for the medical student, resident, and general practitioner, is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of fractures. The author states that it is in no way complete but is merely a supplement for the standard textbooks on this subject. It is a valuable guide for the beginner and might be useful to nurses in the industrial field and to others who cooperate in ancillary services. Many features of this book, such as the brief section on the physiology of healing of fractures and the numerous detailed drawings of fractures and their mechanism, deserve special commendation. Several methods of fracture treatment are discussed and illustrated, but, in a book such as this, a complete description of all forms of treatment could not be expected. The chapter on clinical examination includes history and physical and neurological examination, but unfortunately there is no general discussion of the roentgenologic examination. This

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