0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Other Articles |

Surgery of the Spinal Column

JAMA. 1946;130(7):463. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870070083028.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

This work is intended to be a source book on spinal surgery. The authors were motivated by the frequency of spinal injuries incident to civilian life, and the casualties of war. Following a short but interesting chapter on the history of spinal surgery there is a chapter on surgical armamentarium which explains the use of Albee's motor driven instruments and extols the virtues of the Albee-Comper table. Then follow chapters on spinal anatomy, laminectomy, fractures, dislocations, tuberculosis, static deformities, congenital deformities and anomalies, low back disabilities, osteomyelitis, spondylitis, tumors and miscellaneous disorders of the spine. The subjects are covered in a somewhat cursory manner. The section on gunshot and stab wounds of the spine is allotted about thirty-six lines. Albee's recommendation of early spinal fusion in cases of tuberculosis at any age and his advocacy of spine fusions as a primary treatment for fractures of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();