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February 1946

PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FOR 1944 A Review Prepared by an Editorial Board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: XVII. Amputations, Apparatus and Technic

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Arch Surg. 1946;52(2):209-224. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1946.01230050213009

UNDER the main headings in this review, one hundred and fifty articles were listed in the "Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus," but, largely because of war time conditions, thirty-eight publications were not obtainable, only one hundred and twelve articles being left to be actually reviewed. However, of the total number listed, forty-two, or 38 per cent, could be classified under the general heading of amputations, this fact showing what an influence the war had over current medical literature during the year the conflict was at its height.

Amputations.  —Of the group of articles on amputation, sixteen, or over one third of the total number, had to do with the use of refrigeration, this figure indicating that a decided trend seems to be in that direction or at least that there continues to be much interest in this increasingly popular means of obtaining sufficient anesthesia for amputations.Most of the authors writing

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