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The purpose of this book is clearly stated in the preface; it is designed to acquaint the general practitioner with the basic principles involved in the treatment of fractures. The opening chapters of the book elaborate on these general principles and the following chapters apply them to the fractures of specific bones. The treatment of various types of fractures of each bone is described: the authors have included reconstructive surgery for sequelae and unsatisfactory results from malunion or nonunion. They advise that the fractures requiring more complicated procedures be referred to a qualified orthopedic surgeon but they do outline a brief description of each procedure so that the general practitioner can judge what may be necessary. In each case the treatment advised and described is the one found most satisfactory by the authors.
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Pictorial Handbook of [ill]racture Treatmen[ill]. JAMA. 1948;137(11):1000. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890450080034
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