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The Writings of Hippocrates and Galen. Epitomised from the Original Latin translations, by John Redman Coxe (Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston, 1846).
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This treatise, considered by most commentators and translators, as being a manifest continuation of the preceding one, “De Fracturis,” embraces those fractures and luxations that are not therein mentioned, such as fracture of the ribs, scapula, clavicle, nose, ear, &c., and luxation of the vertebræ, maxilla, femur, &c. It is of equal value as the preceding, and equally deserves attention. Four various luxations of the femur are accurately detailed by Hippocrates, together with the appropriate manipulation and treatment of each in the reduction; and which can scarcely fail, in the perusal, to throw light upon the subject, even at this more advanced period.
Luxation of the head of the humerus begins the treatise, of which the author says, he had seen but one mode, and that downwards, in the axilla; and he gives his reasons for believing that some of the varieties mentioned by physicians, were not as stated, but that error existed on their part. He points out and explains no less than six modes of reducing this luxation, and affords some reflections on the causes of the facility or difficulty in the operation; mentions the diagnostics of the injury, and states the mode of applying the actual cautery in some cases, and to what parts, together with the results of such luxations. Luxation of the humeral extremity of the clavicle, fracture of the clavicle, and treatment of each. Luxation of the elbow, complete and imperfect, and their respective treatment. Of the fingers, hand, the lower jaw, and fracture of the latter. Fracture of the nose, crash, or fracture of the external ear; treatment of all these, with some general maxims of importance in many diseases, tending to illustrate the propriety of not doing too much. Luxation of the spine or its processes; deformity from; observation on, relative to situation, causes, and treatment. Of the structure of the spine and luxation of the vertebræ; curvature of the spine and treatment; danger from; incurable if it is inward. Fracture of the ribs, and treatment; luxation of the head of the femur in four ways, each particularly considered in their symptoms and treatment, accompanied with many judicious remarks as to the atrophy and deformity of parts caused thereby. Luxation of the femur at the knee joint, with accompanying observations on the symptoms, &c. General remarks on luxations, and on bandy legs; treatment of, in children, and of club-foot. Luxations with laceration, and projection of the bone; danger from, and treatment of various cases of; gangrene from. Of the reduction of the different kinds of luxation of the femur, and the machinery described for extension, &c., and for that of other luxations.