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The first edition of Professor Magnus's primer on fractures and dislocations appeared in 1925. This edition is no larger than the original. The book is offered as a help for students and general practitioners. It is not meant for surgeons. The material is divided into two parts: general and special. General considerations of fractures, as classification, mechanism, clinical picture, methods of examination and diagnosis, associated injuries, healing and interference with healing and general considerations of the handling of fractures occupy twenty-four pages. General considerations of dislocations are covered in five pages. The second—the special—part devotes six pages to fractures of the skull and head and five pages to the trunk, leaving forty-four pages for presentation of fractures and dislocations of the extremities. The author takes up his subject in the most elementary manner, and there is nothing new in what he has to offer. Any first class single volume on
Frakturen und Luxationen: Ein Leitfaden für den Studenten und den praktischen Arzt. JAMA. 1934;103(11):864. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750370068033