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October 18, 1941

A Complete Outline of Fractures (Including Fractures of the Skull) for Students and Practitioners

JAMA. 1941;117(16):1401. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820420093045

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The production of such a book under the trying conditions of war represents a real triumph of medical effort. There is no question that this book can meet many of the needs for which it was designed. Under existing circumstances where every physician may find himself obligated by military situations to have a practical knowledge of the treatment of fractures, this book is almost ideal. Its thoroughness is merely emphasized by the brevity of presentation. Numerous photographs and drawings illustrate many points difficult to describe. The book begins with a general discussion of fractures, including definitions, pathology and other fundamental principles. Complications, the treatment of associated wounds and equipment are then considered. The value of tetanus prophylaxis and the use of chemotherapy are mentioned. The direct instillation of sulfanilamide and its derivatives into wounds associated with compound fractures is not mentioned. This is surprising in view of the fact that

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