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Copy letter from Platt to Sir Charles Gordon-Watson, titled 'Military orthopaedics in the home front'. Platt describes his experience as consultant to the 5th Western General Hospital, Davyhulme, and the poor quality of surgery which patients had undergone in small hospitals prior to admission to Davyhulme. Platt points out that orthopaedic operations were strictly controlled in the First War, and that the poor quality of orthopaedic treatment would cause huge problems if not tackled.