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June 18, 1938

Traumatismes du pied et rayons X: Malléoles, astragale, calcanéum, avant-pied

JAMA. 1938;110(25):2107. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790250067034

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Even though this book is by an eminent surgeon of France, carrying a foreword by Alexis Carrel, it is merely a catalogue, with innumerable roentgenographic illustrations, of fractures at the ankle and tarsus. There is little on treatment and practically no method of reduction or immobilization is described or illustrated. Destot was one of the first French surgeons to appreciate the value and the limitations of the roentgen ray in surgery of fractures. From the extensive array of roentgenograms of old improperly healed or reduced fractures of the ankle and tarsus one would be inclined to believe that the x-ray method had been neglected for both immediate diagnosis and position determination of fragments and also for the x-ray record of the proper reduction. There is absolutely no mention of the Boehler salient for the linear determination of reduction of the fracture of the os calcis, and this does seem to

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