This section is from the book "The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine. Volume 2.", by J. H. Kellogg, M.D.. Also available from Amazon: The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine, Volume 2.
Dislocation of the thumb is readily recognized. Fig. 378. Dislocations of the fingers are equally evident. These displacements can be readily reduced, by pulling upon the thumb or fingers. If success is not readily obtained, a better purchase may be secured by means of a very simple contrivance, such as is shown in Fig. 379, which can be easily made by any one in a few minutes. A piece of shingle about a foot in length and an inch and a half in width should be perforated near one end with two pairs of holes, from an inch and a half to two inches apart, into which narrow tapes should be passed, by means of which the finger should be made fast to the shingle. By grasping the short end of the shingle, the operator can readily draw the dislocated bone into position.
Fig. 378. Dislocation of the Thumb.
Fig. 379. Treating Dislocation of a Finger.