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July 19, 1924

Handbuch der orthopädischen Technik für Aerzte und Bandagisten.

JAMA. 1924;83(3):216. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660030054038

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In this edition, there are about 150 more illustrations than were in the first edition, which appeared in 1907. The book is divided into general and special sections. The chapters on the anatomy, physiology and mechanics of joints are excellent. A double cuff splint for elbow manipulation, which is described, appears to be highly efficient. The author goes into great detail on brace and splint technic. He describes the use of leather, celluloid and sodium silicate in making braces and splints. Many illustrations show apparatus that has rightfully been discarded. It would be much better to illustrate one or two types that have been found to be of greatest value. Throughout the book, there is an almost complete absence of reference to the orthopedic literature of other countries, especially the American.

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