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December 3, 1955

Fractures and Joint Injuries. Volume II

JAMA. 1955;159(14):1420. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960310084033

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More than two years have elapsed since the first volume of the fourth edition of this opus was published. It is clear that this eagerly awaited volume has been extensively revised. Many new illustrations have been added, redundant and out-of-date material has been deleted, and new methods of treatment that have assumed a greater importance in the management of certain fractures have been emphasized. For example, the section on acute and recurrent dislocation of the shoulder joint has been entirely rewritten and the need for immobilization of the initial injury has been properly emphasized. In the same way, it is now recognized that fractures of the neck of the femur, formerly classified as abduction and adduction fractures, are due to external rotatory strains and the roentgenographic appearances are merely due to the different degrees of rotation and displacement that arise from varying degrees of lateral rotation. Treatment of fractures of

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