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John Rhea Barton - bibliography

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American surgeon and orthopaedian, born April 1794, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; died January 1, 1871, Philadelphia.


  • Remarks on certain injuries of the bones in children.
    American Medical Recorder, 1821, 4: 9-20. On bending fractures in children.
  • Views and treatment of an important injury of the wrist.
    Medical Examiner, Philadelphia, 1838, 1: 365-368.
  • On the treatment of anchylosis by the formation of artificial joints.
    North American Medical & Surgical Journal, 1827, 3: 279-192.
    Reprinted in Clinical Orthopedics, 1984, 182: 4-13.

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