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May 1955

Illustrated Review of Fracture Treatment.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(5):644. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110758026

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In this review of fracture treatment, which the author has intended for use by the medical student, house officer, and general practitioner, we find material which should be very useful to the medical student and the teacher alike as an outline to follow in teaching a course in fractures. The book is not exhaustive and would not be adequate to take the place of larger texts but is, nevertheless, well illustrated and nicely organized. The author has attempted to be brief, and in a few instances I believe valuable information has been omitted which perhaps could be added in future editions. For instance, the author does not stress the difference in treatment in the aged person with the compression fracture of the spine or the impacted fracture of the surgical neck of the humerus from the treatment of such injuries in young people, and the general practitioner using this volume

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