FRACTURES, DISLOCATIONS AND AMPUTATIONS
How Can Fracture Treatment be Improved?
—Sir Robert Jones,40 in delivering the Lady Jones Lecture before the University of Liverpool, selected as text the present unsatisfactory state of fracture treatment and severely arraigned the authorities of the large teaching hospitals for their lack of interest in fractures and their failure to profit from the lessons of the war. Success in the treatment of the war fractures was obtained only after several years of failure and was brought about by the segregation of these cases in the hands of a corps of experts who supervised the treatment from start to finish. Simplification of apparatus, standardization of methods and team play were important factors, along with the expert supervision. Contrasting this with the present methods of handling fractures in the hospitals he states that most of the surgeons into whose hands the cases fall are often interested