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July 15, 1922

On Modern Methods of Treating Fractures, Including the Jacksonian Prize Essay on Bone Grafting.

JAMA. 1922;79(3):236. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640030062034

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The general lack among clinicians of an accurate conception of pathologic changes in the bones, the difference of opinion as to treatment still existing among competent surgeons, and the all too large percentage of bad results following the treatment of fractures serve to make such a monograph as this a valuable contribution to bone literature. "Bone" literature rather than "fracture" literature is employed because of the broadness of the scope of the work. The first part is devoted to the general principles of massage, mobilization and extension. The greater part of the remainder is devoted to operative methods of treatment and the experimental basis of this treatment. There is a very good summary of the more important contributions to the literature of experimental research on bone. The author has added the results of a considerable amount of experimental work of his own, and gives a clear-cut presentation of the status

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