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AMPUTATIONS IN THE LIGHT OF MECHANICAL SCIENCE.

AMPUTATIONS IN THE LIGHT OF MECHANICAL SCIENCE. Dr. Oscar H. Allis, in his paper before the Pennsylvania State Medical Society, June 4, 1891, said: "Don't amputate through the joint; go above or below it," Such a statement by a surgeon of such thoughtfulness and eminence must necessarily carry with it a vast majority of men who amputate, but who allow other men to do their thinking. No one, of course, would for a moment suspect Dr. Allis of making such a statement unless he believed it, and such a conclusion could only be the result of a thorough investigation of the prothegenetic as well as of the mechanical phases of the question. After having made a study of the matter for the past number of years, I am compelled to make the statement that joint amputations afford the best stumps, and no surgeon is justified in going three inches above the ankle and knee, as the limb http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

AMPUTATIONS IN THE LIGHT OF MECHANICAL SCIENCE.

JAMA , Volume XIX (8) – Aug 20, 1892

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1892 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1892.02420080018001f
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Abstract

Dr. Oscar H. Allis, in his paper before the Pennsylvania State Medical Society, June 4, 1891, said: "Don't amputate through the joint; go above or below it," Such a statement by a surgeon of such thoughtfulness and eminence must necessarily carry with it a vast majority of men who amputate, but who allow other men to do their thinking. No one, of course, would for a moment suspect Dr. Allis of making such a statement unless he believed it, and such a conclusion could only be the result of a thorough investigation of the prothegenetic as well as of the mechanical phases of the question. After having made a study of the matter for the past number of years, I am compelled to make the statement that joint amputations afford the best stumps, and no surgeon is justified in going three inches above the ankle and knee, as the limb

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 20, 1892

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