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The format in this edition has been changed somewhat, which makes it easier to use than the previous ones. The use of the terms "open" and "closed" fractures is permanently established, and the terms "compound" and "simple" are discarded. It is refreshing to see how much actual "meat" can be packed into a small book of this type. The lack of verbiage and the simple style of presentation will continue to make this edition as appealing as have been its predecessors. Forty-eight simple but nevertheless effective illustrations amplify the text. The book is intended mainly for students and practitioners interested in fracture work. It fulfills its purpose and can be highly recommended.
Primer on Fractures. JAMA. 1951;145(17):1388. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920350082031