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June 13, 1925

Fractures and Dislocations. Immediate Management, After-Care, and Convalescent Treatment With Special Reference to the Conservation and Restoration of Function.

JAMA. 1925;84(24):1860. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660500068044

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This book is a compilation of the work of an American and a British author who have had a wide experience in the subjects discussed. It represents in all major respects the views entertained by the staff of the "Fracture Service" of the Massachusetts General Hospital, of which staff one of the authors is a member. The purpose of the book is to present modern conservative methods of treatment in such a form that the general practitioner will not be confused by a great many different methods of treatment. The operative treatment has not been emphasized, although the general principles of operative treatment are discussed. The book is profusely illustrated; dissections of fractures and dislocations are clearly reproduced, and the line drawings are good. The references to the literature are well chosen. The authors have freely drawn from the material contained in excellent standard works; namely, the "United States Army

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