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To the Editor:
—In The Journal, Jan. 8, 1910, p. 169, is a reference to a contribution on the treatment of fracture of the thigh in the new-born, by Dr. G. Zancarini, published in the Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift, Nov. 16, 1909, p. 2353.In 1887 I practiced this method in the case of a fracture at the lesser trochanter in a child just born. There had been a breech presentation, and the accoucheur had fractured the thigh in making traction with the finger inserted in the flexure of the groin. The case was treated by flexion of the thigh on the abdomen, placing it in the identical position it had occupied in utero, enveloping the thigh and abdomen of the child in a complete investment of plaster of Paris. To this I arranged a valise handle so that the infant was carried, for the three weeks in which it remained
Wyeth JA. Fracture of Thigh in the Newborn. JAMA. 1910;LIV(16):1325-1326. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550420049012