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September 22, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(11):351-352. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390110031016

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N. S. Davis, M.D., L.L.D., Editor Journal of the American Medical Association. 

My Dear Sir:  —In the weekly number of this journal, date of August 25, appears an article headed " Simultaneous Traumatic Dislocation of Both Hip Joints," by J. H. Packard, M.D. After reviewing the literature on this rare subject, he claims to have detailed all of the cases accessible. Permit me to invite attention to a case reported in the " Transactions, of the Pennsylvania State Medical Society," page 405, volume XXX—double dislocation, with fracture of the ascetabulum of the right side. While the accident most happily is rare, it is well to tabulate the cases that are reported, in order to permit the most favorable deductions to be made in favor of such treatment that secures the best results.Very respectfully,Pottsville, Pa., Sept. 15, 1883.

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