Wyndam Bolling Blanton medical notebook, July-September 1915
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91 Maurice Fr 30 yrs. Shell wound middle of left thigh. Compound fracture of femur, extending into knee joint. Treatment: amputation of middle 1/3 of thigh. Extension apparatus. To approximate gaping margins of granulating stump & thus cover lower end of femur wh. appeared near the surface. Extension was tried but was not sufficient. The adhesive strapping was added. But the result was not satisfactory. A second amputation was done & skin flaps secured wh. healed by first [intension?] [diagram showing] gauze [and] straps