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July 11, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(2):44-45. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.04470010016006

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In the Therapeutic Gazette, May, 1885, Dr. Wm. Barton Hopkins, of Philadelphia, calls attention to a method of dressing large granulating surfaces which seems to offer considerable advantages in two ways: as a method of giving food to patients who, for obvious reasons, cannot take sufficient nutriment into the stomach, and as a very suitable method of dressing granulating surfaces. As illustrative of this method of "Nutritive dressing," Dr. Hopkins reports the case of a man, 36 years of age, who, while coupling cars, had his right elbow caught between the buffers, which nipped the limb, squeezing the fore arm and elbow through a long tear in the integument.

There was no bone or joint injury, and no tissue was lost, but the greater part of the integument of the forearm and elbow had been stripped off, and lay curled up on the anterior aspect of the limb. "After being

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