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June 14, 1930

Treatment by Manipulation: A Practical Handbook for the Practitioner and Student.

JAMA. 1930;94(24):1942-1943. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710500060037

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This book was written with the object of drawing the attention of the medical profession to the importance and value of manipulative treatment in carefully selected cases of certain of the sequelae of injuries and diseases particularly affecting the joints, muscles, tendons and fasciae. The author emphasizes the importance of fundamental knowledge concerning the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the joints. He points out indications and contraindications and the potential dangers of manipulation. He states that it is indicated in cases with adhesions, functional or hysterical cases, unreduced dislocations or subluxations, and a miscellaneous group of conditions. He outlines the general principles for manipulation. He states that in difficult cases it is wise to proceed by carefully planned series of manipulations, rather than to risk exciting severe reaction and shock by attempting too much at one time. The surgeon who performs the manipulation should take a personal interest in the

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