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September 21, 1901

The Treatment of Fractures.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(12):790. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470380060008

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That a second edition of this work should be necessary in less than a year speaks well for the manner in which the first edition was received by the profession. As the first edition was so recently reviewed in these columns, it will be necessary to mention here only the changes and additions which appear in this, the second edition. One of the most important changes is the introduction of a number of additional x-ray plates. The value of the x-ray plate in the diagnosis of many fractures can not be overstimated. The value, therefore, of the introduction of good x-ray plates of the various fractures in a work of this kind is very apparent. A series of clinical cases has also been introduced, which makes a fitting supplement to the chapter on skull fractures. The use of plaster-of-paris dressings in the treatment of fractures is particularly emphasized, and numerous

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