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September 7, 1918

Amputation Stumps: Their Care and After Treatment.

JAMA. 1918;71(10):847. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600360063026

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The author states that he was responsible for the treatment of some 3,000 amputation cases during the past year. He describes the original operation, and discusses corrective measures and the fitting of adequate artificial limbs. The book covers the subject fully, and presents illustrations from actual cases. As a record of a large personal experience the book deserves consideration in the forming of any conclusions as to the disposition of military casualties in which amputation has been performed.

Milk as a Food.  —A quart of milk is equivalent in fuel value to a pound of lean meat, or eight eggs. It is, therefore, a very much cheaper source of fuel than either one of these foods. —Good Health.

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