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November 22, 1941

Fractures and Other Bone and Joint Injuries

JAMA. 1941;117(21):1831. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820470079036

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Following so quickly on the first appearance of Watson-Jones's book on "Fractures and Other Bone and Joint Injuries" (Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins Company, 1940), this edition offers few changes. In part 1, chapter x, on the open and infected fractures of war wounds, there is added a short but excellent discussion on the limitations of antiseptic therapy, and we note with satisfaction that he considers antiseptics both useless and painful if applied to a wound day after day. There is also added to this chapter a short discussion on first aid (Thomas splint) and treatment of primary shock, wound shock and hemorrhage. Then there is also the distinction of wound treatment within the first twenty-four hours and that later than that, which seems to be a useful addition. Chemotherapy has found a short discussion on the action and complications of the sulfonamide derivatives and there is a short but practical

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