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May 18, 1940

Infections of the Hand

JAMA. 1940;114(20):2054. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810200082037

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This is an admirable and concise presentation of the subject of infections of the hand and should be a helpful guide to students and practitioners. An excellent beginning chapter on the anatomy of the hand is followed by a chapter on prophylaxis of infections and by subsequent chapters—first on the simple infections, then on infections of the tendon sheaths, of the fascial spaces, on osteomyelitis, on lymphangitis and finally by a chapter on prognosis and on infections from the standpoint of workmen's compensation. Both the author and the editor of the new edition acknowledge their obligation to Kanavel and follow his teachings closely. They should be congratulated for the concise and excellent manner in which they have presented this important subject.

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