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December 19, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(25):698-699. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391240026007

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The Late Dr. Elsberg—Fractures of the Upper Extremity—New Splint for Fractures of the Lower End of the Humerus—Action of the Academy in the Case of Dr. Purdy—The Willard Parker Hospital —General Shaler—Children Bitten by a Mad Dog-Cremation—Dangers of Large Cemeteries.

At a meeting of the Academy of Medicine held December 3, Dr. Morris H. Henry read a review of the life of the late Dr. Louis Elsberg and of the advancement of our knowledge of diseases of the throat during his professional career.

Dr. Samuel W. Smith read a paper entitled " Original Deductions based on the Study of One Hundred Cases of Fracture of the Upper Extremities, excluding the Hand." During the reading of the paper Dr. Smith exhibited a new apparatus for the treatment of fracture of the clavicle, in which the elbow, secured in a leather string, is drawn inwards and backwards by means

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