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August 19, 1893

A FEW NOTES ON TARSAL AMPUTATIONS—TRAUMATIC AND ARTIFICIAL AMPUTATIONS—SUBSTITUTES OR PROTHETICAL APPLIANCES FOR LOST PARTS.Read in the Section of Surgery and Anatomy, at the Forty fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

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JAMA. 1893;XXI(8):251-256. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420600001001

The facilities, the appliances and the aids which the inventions of man and modern science have made available for operating surgeons, have so radically revolutionized the whole domain of surgery that it may now be affirmed, without fear of contradiction, that many of the dogmas promulgated and beyond cavil, as late even as the middle of this century in which we live, have become obsolete and antiquated. The almost lightning rate of American inventions has been a tremendous leveler of traditional doctrines of the near past. American invention has led the whole world, and in every place in which civilization exists, however remote, its impetus is felt. So that the unprejudiced of every clime and every race must concede to the land of Columbus the first and highest place among those nations which have made the world better, softened the hardships of the past, and spread broadcast those blessings which