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October 26, 1940

Fractures and Other Bone and Joint Injuries

JAMA. 1940;115(17):1480. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810430070036

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The scope of this book goes far beyond the usual territory covered in books on fractures and dislocations. It includes all traumatic situations, including sprains and muscular injuries, and its principal virtue is the extreme thoroughness with which this field is covered in all details. The general principles which are announced at the beginning of the book are extremely sound and splendidly presented. Of particular value are the chapters on constitutional conditions in which trauma is the contributory factor. There is also an excellent chapter on vascular necrosis or aseptic necrosis in relation to trauma and an equally good one on vascular injuries complicating fractures. The chapter on nerve complications contains not only the treatment but also diagnosis and differentiation attendant on nerve injuries. One of the most important contributions is the presentation of the principles of fracture reduction, manipulative, standard of the reduction, plaster technic, traction, fixed and balanced,

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