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September 15, 1928

USE OF DENTAL FILM FOR X-RAY OF FINGER

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Sidney, Iowa

JAMA. 1928;91(11):819. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700110051025

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, June 30, I noticed under Clinical Notes, Suggestions and New Instruments an interesting improved splint for baseball finger by Philip Lewin of Chicago. In this connection I would suggest the use of the dental film for anteroposterior and lateral views of such fingers. I have found this much more convenient than the larger sized film because it can readily be placed between the fingers for the lateral view, the expense is much less, it is much more convenient to develop, and it is not so heavy in the files. In this farming community we have a large number of injuries to fingers and hands arising from the fact that the average farmer is unskilled in the use of tools and is really awkward. Many of the injured are hired men and cannot afford the cost of larger films.

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