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October 8, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(15):477-478. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400140029008

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Treatment of Fractures by Massage—Propagation of Typhoid Fever through the Air—Urobilinuria— A New Caustic Paste.

At a recent meeting of the Société de Chirurgie of Paris, Dr. Lucas Championnière read a report of two cases of fracture treated by massage. The one is relative to a fracture of the internal ankle, the other to a fracture of the lower third of the tibia without displacement. In the latter case, the patient was able to walk at the end of 25 days. To these two cases Dr. Championnière adds a third, the report of which he obtained from Dr. Lostrine, a surgeon, relative to a fracture of the lower third of both the bones of the leg. The patient was completely able to walk on the thirty-fifth day. From these cases, Dr. Championnière suggests that massage acts here not only in making supple the joints in the

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