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This is a textbook on fractures for the practitioner. It is prefaced by a plea for improvement in the treatment of fractures generally, based on better knowledge of the fundamentals of anatomic relationships and practical mechanics. "Ninety per cent of good anatomical results are followed by good functional results" is the continuous emphasis made in this book.
The book is divided into two almost equal parts, the first dealing with general considerations, such as the principles of treatment, the influence of age and disease, signs and symptoms of fractures, repair of fractures, roentgen appearances, massage and movements, the end-results, complications, such as deformities and ununited fractures, the selection of the type of treatment, open operations, bone grafts, amputations, artificial limbs and medicolegal questions. Of these, the chapters on open operations and bone grafts are especially well written and contain information that would be difficult to locate elsewhere, with so little
Fractures. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(5):798–799. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150180151012
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