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June 19, 1897

FRACTURES OF THE FEMUR.

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SURGEON TO THE NEW YORK, LAKE ERIE AND WESTERN RAILWAY. BUFFALO, N. Y.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(25):1171-1175. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440250013001e

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Abstract

The subject we have before us may justly be considered a trite one. It is one with which we are all apt to have experience of one kind or another. Some we may call fortunate, others unfortunate experiences.

With the advent of the penetrating X rays it behooves all surgeons to make a special effort in the diagnosis and treatment of fractures of the long bones.

My object in bringing this subject before you today is not with the idea that anything new or startling may be shown in the diagnosis and treatment of fractures of the femur. But my experience as regards injury to this particular bone has been more or less extensive, and I have a few observations to make which may be of interest to all. Surrounded as the femur is, especially at the upper extremity, by large and powerful muscles, there are times when it requires

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