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April 10, 1943

A Text-Book of Fractures and Dislocations Covering Their Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1943;121(15):1249. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840150063027

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In this edition Speed presents the subject from the point of view of the principles involved and discusses treatment, as he states in his preface, on the basis of experience. To those seeking a quick reference work for a standard method of treating a fracture, the book may be somewhat disappointing. To students and practitioners, however, who want an understanding of the principles underlying the care of fractures it is highly satisfactory. The anatomic and physiologic facts relating to injuries in each region are briefly and clearly presented. Reproductions of roentgenograms, line drawings and photographs are used throughout the text and, with their terse descriptive titles, add much to the book. Each chapter is followed by a bibliography. The index of subjects which follows the text is complete. The first chapter, which deals with emergency handling of fractures, general methods of reduction, roentgenology, anesthesia and the technic of splinting, contains

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