By Professor Dr. H. Helferich, Professor of Surgery at the Royal University, Greifswald, Prussia. Edited, with Additions, by Joseph C. Bloodgood, M.D., Associate in Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. From the Fifth Revised and Enlarged German Edition. With 216 Colored Illustrations on 64 Lithographic Plates, 190 Text-Cuts, and 353 Pages of Text. Cloth. Price, $3.00 net. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders & Co. 1902.
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The chief point to be said in favor of this work are the colored plates and illustrations, as the text is little more than a setting for the plates. However, many excellent little points will be found scattered through the text, as, for instance, the condemnation, as a rule, of the primary permanent fixed dressing; the dangers and advantages of the ambulatory treatment, etc. The editor has added a number of notes, most of which are good, but at times he is too positive, as, for instance, the statement that "The functional result of a proper resection of these joints (shoulder and elbow) is always excellent," and in operative reduction of old dislocations of the shoulder, "Even in cases in which perfect reduction is possible,.... the function of the arm is never as good as after a resection." Again, under dislocations of the hip we find the statement, "In very
Atlas and Epitome of Traumatic Fractures and Dislocations.. JAMA. 1903;XL(3):186. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490030050023