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The present volume treats of the surgical affections of the bones and of amputations. As the work is a "Manual of Treatment," the pathology, symptoms, diagnosis, etc., of the various conditions are but briefly mentioned, often to the disadvantage of the work, because the selection of some particular method of treatment so often depends on a recognition of the exact conditions present that it is advisable to discuss the points together.
In the treatment of fractures many little points are detailed which are of great value to the surgeon and which are seldom found described in text-books on surgery. The advice to immediately wire all fragments will be concurred in by most surgeons, but they would prefer to immobilize a knee-joint by splint or cast after wiring a fractured patella before allowing it to remain without fixation, as recommended.
The statement is made that the difficulty in the treatment of
A Manual of Surgical Treatment. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(15):963. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460410047019
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