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December 24, 1892

A NEW APPLIANCE FOR FRACTURED CLAVICLE.Read before the Meeting of the National Association of Railway Surgeons, May 25, 1892.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(26):741-743. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420260009001d

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Abstract

I present to you a new appliance to be used as a retentive apparatus in fracture of the clavicle.

Let me modestly state among my first assertions that the appliance probably is not the most valuable contribution that has been made to surgery in the past few years, but its efficiency, neatness, rapidity of application, comfort to the patient, and small cost to the surgeon, commends it in my judgment, formed after using it several years, as superior to any dressing generally known to the profession.

In my remarks I shall premise that a fracture of the clavicle has occurred, has been properly diagnosed, properly reduced, and that we seek the most perfect apparatus for retention.

This paper then will not be an essay upon one of the most frequent fractures of the body, it will not be a treatise upon the clavicle or scapula, or their muscular attachments. I

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