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November 15, 1890

THE TREATMENT OF ALL FRACTURES OF THE FOREARM, EXCEPT OF THE OLECRANON PROCESS, BY EXTENSION, COUNTER-EXTENSION AND FORCED SUPINATION.Read at the Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Valley Medical Association, at Louisville, Ky., October, 1890.

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JAMA. 1890;XV(20):711-713. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410460011001c

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In calling your attention to this mode of treatment I hope to convince you that it is superior to any other method, that you will not condemn it untried as an old doctor friend of mine did, and who said to me, "Doctor, it may be all right, but I do not think it will do because I have not tried it myself." Give it a fair trial and you will be convinced that it can be carried out in a simple manner and that it is better and far superior to any other method, by being adapted to every form of fracture of the forearm, except that of the olecranon process of the ulna.

The splint is made of two pieces of board fas tened together securely at right angles. The shorter piece extending up the back of the arm about two-thirds the distance from the elbow to the

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