Medicine: Nails, Stirrups, Plaster

There are five different ways to break a leg. They range all the way from a "greenstick" fracture, where the bone is cracked half through and split longitudinally, to a compound fracture, where the shattered bone juts through the skin. No matter what the break, treatment is always the same: first setting and immobilization, then proper exercise.

Last week Southern newspapers hailed the fracture treatment of Dr. Rettig Arnold Griswold of the City Hospital in Louisville, Ky. For the last 15 years Dr.

Griswold has been puttering away at bone carpentry, improving fracture...

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