In dislocations of the shoulder the old method still in vogue among some medical men is quite easy of accomplishment. Lay the patient on his back and seat yourself at his side, first having removed the shoe from your foot next to his body. Grasp his injured arm and turn it outward from the body. Place your bare foot well up into his armpit. While an assistant steadies his shoulder, pull downward upon his arm, at the same time moving it toward the patient's body.
Make your pull steady, and when you have begun do not relax until you feel the bone jolt into its position. In the case of muscular persons the pull must be kept up for a longer period, or until the contraction of the muscles has been overcome.
Moody, Charles Stuart. Backwoods Surgery & Medicine. New York: Outing Pub., 1916. Print.
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