Book Reviews
November 1944

Fractures and Dislocations for Practitioners.

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Third edition. By Edwin O. Geckeler, M.D. Price, $4.50. Pp. 361, with 320 illustrations. Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Company, 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(5):360. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020110061011

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This book, a third edition, includes two parts, (1) fractures and (2) dislocations, and an index, all within 361 pages. In successive chapters appear discussions of general considerations, including definition and process of bony repair and its failures, roentgen examination, medicolegal aspects of fractures, complications and hospital organization. Then follow in order chapters on emergency treatment, fracture wounds, reduction, immobilization and follow-up treatment. Individual chapters on the various parts of the skeleton complete the first part of the book. The second part describes some dislocations, including those of the temporomandibular joint, spinal and sacroiliac joints and joints of the clavicle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot, in varying degrees of elaboration. The chapter on facial bones and jaws seems weak, and the chapter on the vertebrae leaves the reader with confused ideas as there is too much repetition and reference to isolated cases. Much information is packed

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