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January 19, 1918


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Baltimore Captain, M. R. C., U. S. Army Liverpool, England

JAMA. 1918;70(3):156. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26010030003009f

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In my work at the Alder Hey Military Orthopaedic Hospital, Liverpool, the surgery of injuries to the peripheral nerves proved the most interesting and difficult in the service. Nerves partly torn, scraped or bruised, and some completely severed and lost in old scars have come into our hands for repair. I have had the use of the Thompson-Yates Laboratory, University of Liverpool, for the examinations in surgical pathology which were made of all the specimens from the large base orthopedic hospital controlled by Col. Sir Robert Jones. Prof. Ernest Glynn, Captain, R. A. M. C. T., has been very kind in placing at my disposal every facility for the prosecution of my studies.

It will be three months before my final report will be in Col. Sir Robert Jones' hands; but I should like to make a few statements for the use of others working along these lines. They may

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