Albany Medical Annals, Vol. 34

Albany Medical Annals, Vol. 34 : Journal of the Alumni Association of the Albany Medical College (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Albany Medical Annals, Vol. 34: Journal of the Alumni Association of the Albany Medical College One-sixth of all fractures are of the femoral neck. One - third of all fractures of the aged are of this class. Nearly every com munity has one or more cripples from this cause. Many of these accidents are fatal. These facts at once announce its impor tance that it is a grave injury and that it has not been suc cessfully treated, as a rule. The question is, are these results due to following blind precedent in treatment or are they unavoidable. From the reports of some two hundred cases treated by the Maxwell Anatomic Method, I have no hesi tancy in saying that there is no more need of bad results in the treatmenteof this than of any other fracture of the leg or thigh, that union should, and under proper treatment will occur in every case which has vitality enough to live four weeks after the injury, and that all such cases living four months will have good serviceable limbs. The treatment is really very simple and can be applied by anyone with mediocre mechanical ability at a cash outlay for equipment of not to exceed fifty cents to one dollar. The cuts illustrating this method used by Fowler and copied in Keen's System of Surgery, are unfortunate, appear complicated and are misleading. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 802 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 40mm | 1,052g
  • English
  • 224 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243120206
  • 9780243120208