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August 30, 1902

The Principles and Practice of Bandaging.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(9):501-502. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480350039017

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This little volume is based on a previous one by the author in 1891, but has been completely rewritten and reillustrated. The author thinks the proper use of the gauze bandage and their substitutes for others have caused a great deterioration in their application. There is, he says, a right way as well as a wrong way to apply even gauze bandages and the right way is the best way. The principal thing, it seems, is not the appearance, but the security and non-irritation by unnecessary folds or wrinkles. One thinks sometimes that the elaborate bandages if followed too closely would be apt to be lacking in at least one of these essential features. The book is, however, one of the best we have seen covering the general subject of bandaging, a matter in regard to which surgeons are apt to be perhaps more slovenly than is necessary or esthetic.

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