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August 1921

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY OF INJURIES.

Arch NeurPsych. 1921;6(2):251-252. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02190020134012

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Abstract

Volume 1 is devoted to deformities due to injury and gives one the distinct impression that it was intended to be a military manual. The material is almost entirely from military sources, and two full chapters are devoted to a discussion of team work between the casualty clearing station and the base hospital. Another is entitled "Splinting of War Fractures," and another is given over to the work done in centers for the limbless.

There is an excellent chapter on "Orthopedic Surgery of the Hand and Wrist" by Walter I. Baldwin. This contains much that is of great value in reducing the disability from this class of injury. A chapter by Sir Robert Jones on the relation of deformity to ankylosis and stiff joints is valuable. He gives clear instructions as to the positions of choice, as to breaking up adhesions, when to interfere and when not to, and gives

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