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February 18, 1956

Atlas of Rush Pin Technics: A System of Fracture Treatment

JAMA. 1956;160(7):607. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960420087033

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This book is a well-organized compilation of a series of monographs that have been published over the last few years and released at periodic intervals. The first part of the book is historical and stresses the early date at which Dr. Rush first used intramedullary pins. The various indications and techniques for insertion of Rush pins are shown throughout the book. The photographs are excellent, as are the multiple drawings, so that on the surface it would seem relatively easy to insert these Rush pins, particularly through short wounds, without exposing the fracture site. This may be easy in the hands of Dr. Rush and associates, but it should be stressed here that the procedure is not nearly as simple as the line drawings would indicate. This book has a definite place in a reference library on the treatment of fractures, and the principles shown in it are recommended if

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