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THE TREATMENT OF COMPOUND FRACTURES, INCLUDING A REPORT OF ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOUR CASES WITHOUT A DEATH FROM SEPTIC INFECTION, AND ONE HUNDRED CASES WITHOUT A DEATH FROM ANY CAUSE.
BY FREDERIC S. DENNIS, M.D., NEW YORK CITY.
Mr. President and Gentlemen:
—The treatment of compound fractures is a subject of great practical importance. In advocating any special plan of treatment there are several salient points to consider.First. The method should be a safe one and proved to be such by the crucial test of experience.Second. The method of treatment should yield results, unattended by septic infection, by non-union, by shortening, and by deformity.Third. The method should be a simple one, and uncomplicated by any inaccessible splint, or complicated dressing.That plan of treatment of compound fractures, therefore, which has safety, complete restoration of the injured member, absolute simplicity, and at the same time as slight constitutional
ORIGINAL ARTICLES. JAMA. 1884;II(25):673–687. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390480001001
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