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February 26, 1955

THE FRACTURE PROBLEM

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Conwell Orthopaedic Clinic 2031 11th Ave. S. Birmingham 5, Ala.

JAMA. 1955;157(9):748. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950260054015

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  I have read with much interest the excellent article in the Oct. 30, 1954, issue of The Journal, page 805, by Dr. Charles N. Pease, entitled "A Critical Analysis of the Fracture Problem." I am writing to approve of the article's presentation because it is an opportune time for one of Dr. Pease's qualifications to present a warning and advice to the overenthusiastic surgeon today concerning the tendency toward indiscriminate application of foreign material in the treatment of fractures. Dr. Pease's remarks need no defense. However, I feel, after reading in The Journal of Jan. 1, 1955, page 76, a communication from Dr. Irwin A. Jaslow, that it behooves one who has been doing fracture work for nearly 40 years, as I have, and is a co-author of a book on fractures that has had five editions to state that Dr. Pease's statements should be heeded, because

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