I’m re-reading It by Stephen King, and I’m confused by the fact that Eddie’s broken arm lands him in the hospital for four days. It’s not even a complete break - clearly described as a greenstick fracture. I guess I could sort of see his bulldozer of a mom insisting that he be hospitalized unnecessarily, but King never says it’s her idea nor presents it as unusual. Eddie’s only other injuries are some scrapes to his face.
Did they really hospitalize kids with broken arms in the late 50s?