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December 13, 1884

Transactions of the Michigan State Medical Society for the Year 1884.

JAMA. 1884;III(24):670. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390730026013

The proceedings of the Society present little that is of general interest. The following extracts are from the publications:

Dr. Donald Maclean has in several cases successfully treated Colle's fracture according to the following principles: 1. That Colle's fracture is always complicated with severe sprain of the wrist joint. 2. That the fracture in the great majority of cases is easily reduced by forced extension of the hand on the forearm, thereby relaxing the tense posterior aponeurosis, and permitting of the lower fragment being pushed down into its natural relation to the upper fragment. 3. That when once replaced there is little, if any, tendency to redisplacement of this fracture. 4. That mechanical restraints, such as splints, are unnecessary, and therefore should not be used. 5. That the evil results which tend to flow from a bad sprain of the wrist are the chief dangers to be provided for in

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