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May 9, 1931

Lovett's Lateral Curvature of the Spine and Round Shoulders.

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Edited by Frank R. Ober, M.D., Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard University, and A. H. Brewster, M.D., Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard University. Fifth edition. Cloth. Price, $3.50. Pp. 240, with 201 illustrations. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Company, Inc., 1931.

JAMA. 1931;96(19):1646. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720450088039

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This edition was revised and edited by Lovett's two associates and successors, Ober and Brewster. The purpose of the editors was to keep alive the fundamental contributions of their renowned teacher. Lovett's work on scoliosis is of fundamental and practical importance in the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of this condition. The editors have added some valuable material, which includes the Galeazzi method of treatment and detailed descriptions of the turnbuckle jacket and the turnbuckle-shell treatment. The book contains an excellent history of scoliosis. The anatomy and physiology of the vertebral column, the thorax and the spine are well presented. Full descriptions of etiology, symptoms, examination and recording are given. The chapter on pathology includes the living and dissecting room subjects. The relation of scoliosis to school life is given in detail. The chapter on exercises has been practically rewritten with the assistance of Miss Wright. It is to be regretted

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