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October 27, 1906

Technique du Traitement des Tumeurs Blanches.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(17):1408. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520170072024

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The words "Tumeurs blanches" are the French equivalent of the English popular term "white swellings" commonly used to signify the tuberculous swellings of the joints. In the present volume the subject is considered from a therapeutic point of view and the treatment mainly advocated is not that of long lasting fixation in plaster casts or resection, but the use of intra-articular injections of antiseptics, including mixtures of ether, creosote and iodoform, or camphorated naphthol in glycerin, formulas for which are given. The technic is given in the fullest detail and the author, basing his opinions on his own experience, advocates this in preference to all other methods, though he does not entirely exclude the use of orthopedic measures in the treatment or of operations in special cases, and, of course, he does not neglect the later methods of massage, electrization and exercise. The principal thing in his method, however, is

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