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December 11, 1943

Kinetic Bandaging Including Splints and Protective Dressings: The Kinetic Method of Visual Teaching

JAMA. 1943;123(15):1003. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840500067032

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The simplicity of style makes this book of great value in teaching. The diagrams are instructive. The demonstrations are easily understood. The illustrations are clear and concise. Each turn of bandage is numbered so that its position and course can be easily followed. The book should be of value to Army and Navy Medical Corps, Red Cross workers, general practitioners, interns, medical students, nurses andlaymen. The author perceives the human body as a composite of but three geometric figures, viz. ovoids, cylinders and truncated cones. He divides the body into fifteen parts, which fall into these three categories. The fundamental principles applicable to each group are given in detail. The illustrations contain numbers of each constituent of the bandage, and arrows indicate their directions. The description of the scultetus binder—its manufacture, uses and technic of application—are excellent. The Velpeau dressing is clearly demonstrated. The numerous uses of the triangular bandage

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