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July 29, 1939

A Manual of Fractures and Dislocations

JAMA. 1939;113(5):445. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800300075027

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It is not difficult to pick out the best parts of this manual on fractures and dislocations and praise this maiden effort of the author. The diction is excellent, the printing all that could be asked and the format handy and convenient. In the text the discussions of fractures and dislocations about the elbow are very well covered; one wishes that equal attention and space had been allotted the all important fractures of the neck and shaft of the femur and the frequent injuries to the other bones of the leg. Even for undergraduate purposes these are far too scantily covered, as fractures of these bones occur most frequently and cause the highest percentage of disability and economic loss the country over. The reason for this discrepancy may lie in the author's explanation of her service in a hospital which treats a high proportion of ambulatory victims of fractures. Strangely,

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