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May 18, 1929

Imperative Traumatic Surgery with Special Reference to After-Care and Prognosis.

JAMA. 1929;92(20):1702. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700460058036

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This volume is devoted to the treatment of skeletal injuries, with a brief chapter on the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of peripheral nerve injuries. It is a precise detailed description, beautifully illustrated, of the author's method of handling the various bone injuries. A large experience in treating fractures and dislocations occurring in workmen, colored by the author's extensive experience with the English orthopedic units during the war under the direction of Sir Robert Jones and others, has given the author an authoritative opinion on the proper routine treatment of the results of mechanical trauma. The particular value of this work to the industrial surgeon, in addition to the simple description of a routine method for dealing with the various fractures, is detail given to the estimation of the length of disability from work which should be expected for specific injuries and their complications, and the estimation of the amount of

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