To the Editor:
—In the article on the "Progress of Orthopedic Surgery," by Dr. J. D. Griffith (The Journal, March 7, 1914, p. 748), the following error should be corrected:Dr. Griffith, under the head of scoliosis, states that "after having pursued this treatment [with the Abbott plaster-of-Paris jacket] in a great many cases of lateral curvature, Abbott's conclusions are as follows:
Rotary lateral curvature of the fixed type, developed in childhood and persisting in adolescence, cannot be cured perfectly.
The condition of the patient can be much improved.
The anteroposterior postural deformities can be corrected.
The lumbar lordosis can be corrected.
The lateral deviation of the body can be corrected.
The lateral deviation of the spine is corrected in early cases.
The rotation of the vertebrae may be improved but not corrected.
The use of the plaster jacket, applied by the Abbott method in flexion with corrective felt pads,