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April 30, 1910

A FIRM BANDAGE

JAMA. 1910;LIV(18):1441. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550440001001h

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Abstract

We all have our troubles attempting to fix a bandage on the limb or body of a patient who is not disabled for work and who is engaged in active labor; this is especially difficult in case of the forearm, elbow, calf, knee and thigh. We all have tried fixing the completed bandage with adhesive strips or safety-pins, but, in spite of these, we are generally dismayed to see the condition of the bandage when the patient returns to our office for redressing of the parts afflicted. The bandages do not hold because they have no firm foundation on which to hold; they slip and slide with the motion of the body until they become loosened and untidy. Working on this hypothesis, I have devised a method of applying a bandage in these cases, which I have found efficient.

Take, for example, a burn on the ventral

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