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July 25, 1891

OSTEO MENTHESIS.Read in the Section of Surgery and Anatomy at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891.

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JAMA. 1891;XVII(4):150-152. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410820026001d

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I wish to call your attention to the subject of osteo penthesis, the subject of which I made brief mention at the last meeting of the New York State Medical Association, which convened in New York City.

Dealing with bone tissue has been one of the most interesting subjects to me, and I may say to surgeons in general.

The three principal points which I wish to bring out in this paper are as follows:

First: How and when may bones be restored?

Second: Should fragments of the bone be permanently removed except in case of amputation?

Third: Should not exploratory incisions be made in cases of fracture of bones where doubt exists as to their character?

I cannot do better, after making brief mention of these three interesting features, than to report the observations I have made in experimenting with the lower animals.

In the first case: How and

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