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March 13, 1943

The Hand: Its Disabilities and Diseases

JAMA. 1943;121(11):895. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840110097039

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The author has placed considerable emphasis on the anatomy of the hand and its relationship to methods of sound treatment. In addition to an excellent chapter on anatomy, the subject is brought up throughout the entire book and is enhanced by photographs of anatomic specimens and clearcut line drawings. The dangers of delaying adequate treatment of apparently minor infections until evidences of toxemia arise and the complications which may arise from the use of local and nerve block anesthesia in treatment of infections are emphasized. In the treatment of specific infections mention is not made of the use of tetanus toxoid, which is of special interest because of its use in the armed forces. Neither is anything said about the experimental drugs which may be the answer in the treatment of mycotic infections. The author's treatment of burns may find disfavor with some who do not care for the use

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