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May 13, 1939

The Treatment of Fractures

JAMA. 1939;112(19):1992. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800190106032

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The treatment of fractures forms a more important part of surgical practice today than ever before because of much reckless automobile driving and the ever increasing mechanization of industry. In the twelve years since the previous edition of this book there have been many advances in the diagnosis and treatment of fractures, making it necessary for the author to rewrite his material completely. He has deleted all obsolete methods of diagnosis and treatment and added hundreds of new illustrations. Dr. Scudder personally approves the opinions expressed by the twenty other contributors to the volume, men actually engaged in doing the procedures about which they have written. He recognizes the importance of adequate first aid treatment and proper transport, factors which the general practitioner must master. There are forty-seven chapters; however, the size of the book remains convenient. It closes with a chapter on the medicolegal aspects of fractures.

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