Scoliosis. Rotary Lateral Curvature of the Spine.

JAMA. 1926;86(14):1093. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670400103032.
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In presenting the subject of scoliosis, the author reviews concisely the knowledge and experiences acquired during the last twenty years, avoiding the theoretical and discussing the practical and useful. The book is written primarily for the orthopedic surgeon, but is of great value to the general practitioner, because it is the latter who sees this type of patient long before the orthopedic surgeon. Much valuable time will be gained if the general practitioner has a working knowledge of the principles of diagnosis and treatment. There are excellent chapters on the anatomic and physiologic aspects of the condition. The author takes exception to the statement of Hibbs, that scoliosis is in the majority of cases a result of infantile paralysis. He is convinced that scoliosis is due to this disease in only a small percentage of cases. The author states how difficult the problem of scoliosis is, and then proceeds to


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