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May 8, 1954

The Pathology of Trauma.

JAMA. 1954;155(2):220. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690200132029

When it is known that between 8 and 10 million disabling accidents occur annually in the United States and that over 90,000 of these are fatal, the pathological importance of trauma can be realized and the need for an authoritative book on trauma can be appreciated. The first edition has been completely rewritten with the aid, in individual chapters, of Drs. Richard Ford, Russell S. Fisher, Michael Luongo, Joseph W. Spelman, Angelo Lopi, Lester Adelson, Howard C. Hopps, and Frank R. Dutra. It is a remarkable collection of data on the anatomic and pathological changes associated with accidental and intentional trauma of both civil and military life. It includes a discussion of many types of injury, inflicted in innumerable ways on all parts of the body. The term injury, or trauma, is defined to include both the actual infliction of a wound and various functional derangements in which no wound

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