The treatment of suppurating wounds, accompanied or not by fracture, taken from the convoys going to Paris, has shown us that suppuration can be easily dried up in a few days. Between the 5th September, 1915, and the 5th January, 1917, we were able, at the Compiegne hospital, to take in 50 fractures, one from three days to eight months after the date of the wound. These were all serious fractures of the thigh, the tibia, or the humerus, some involving the articular extremities. The patients were treated by MM. Guillot and Woimant, who in the great majority of cases succeeded in sterilising the seat of fracture. Fifty-two per cent. of these fractures were sterilised and closed; 42 per cent. spontaneously cicatrised after sterilisation. In 6 per cent. only of these cases there was a secondary formation of fistula. As in these 50 fractures the most serious clinical varieties were included, as streptococcic infections were discovered, and as sterilisation was notwithstanding obtained in 94 per cent. of the cases treated, it must be realised that the method is as fully applicable to old as to recent cases.