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April 30, 1904

New Appliance.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(18):1141-1143. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490630027003

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AN ARMY SPLINT.  HOWARD W. BEAL, M.D.Late Assistant Surgeon U. S. Army.WORCESTER, MASS.During an army service of three years, including transport, field and hospital duty in the Philippines, the need of a leg splint that could be used for emergencies in the field, as well as for fixed dressings in the hospital, was often seen, and it was to supply this need that the splint here described was devised. When I was assigned to the surgical service of the First Reserve Hospital in Manila, the base hospital of the Philippines, the leg-splints on hand were inadequate to supply the hundred surgical patients, as there was no efficient leg-splint obtainable for general field or hospital use, and for any immobilization it was necessary to improvise with straight splint and plaster, a slow and unsatisfactory method.

THE CABOT SPLINT.  The splint is a modification of Dr. A. T. Cabot's

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