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December 30, 1933

Infections of the Hand: A Guide to the Surgical Treatment of Acute and Chronic Suppurative Processes in the Fingers, Hand and Forearm.

JAMA. 1933;101(27):2141. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740520051030

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This book has established itself as a classic. It is the work of the best known authority on the subject and presents a complete study of the anatomy, pathology and treatment of infections of the hand. The author has added much new material and radically revised the old. The new material consists of investigations on special infections such as bites and injuries from the teeth, metacarpophalangeal infections, gangrenous infections, and injuries from indelible pencils and cattle hair. Chapters have been added on the function of the hand and the use of splints, and the prophylactic treatment of injuries. Practically every chapter has been brought down to date. In this edition the subject matter is presented with the discussion of the anatomy and the experimental investigation separated from the clinical study. Kanavel emphasizes the fact that lymphangitis and suppurative tenosynovitis are still too often unrecognized and improperly treated. In lymphangitis, hasty

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