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August 4, 1917

Notes on Military Orthopaedics.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(5):401-402. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590320077032

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This book is composed of a series of articles which appeared in the British Medical Journal during 1916. Col. Robert Jones is the leading orthopedic surgeon of England, and, it will be remembered, is the head of the unit of twenty orthopedic surgeons who recently went from this country to do war work in England.

There is an introductory note by Surgeon-General Keogh, who calls attention to the importance of the after-treatment of military surgical cases, in a way making the disabled soldiers an asset rather than a permanent liability to the community.

The chapters concern: (1) positions of election for ankylosis following gunshot injuries of joints; (2) suture of nerves, and alternative methods of treatment by transplantation of tendon; (3) the soldier's foot, and the treatment of common deformities of the foot; (4) malunited and ununited fractures; (5) transplantation of bone, and some uses of the bone graft; (6)

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