In conclusion our tabulation shows that the surgeon who has been specially trained in the treatment of fractures produces far better results in serious fractures, but that the general surgeon does more efficient work with minor fractures. In major fractures, the added cost produced by the specially trained surgeon is more than compensated by decreased disability. This is not true in minor fractures.
Let me, therefore, plead that your care and caution, born of your training and specialization, should always be tempered with good, practical judgment, to prevent any unnecessary treatment or loss of your patient's time.
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