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February 2, 1946


Author Affiliations

Louisville, Ky. Professor and Head of Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1946;130(5):305. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870050057022

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To the Editor:—  I have just read in the Dec. 15, 1945 issue of The Journal the review of the book by Drs. F. Keith Bradford and R. Glenn Spurling on the Intervertebral Disc, with Special Reference to Rupture of the Annulus Fibrosus with Herniation of the Nucleus Pulposus. In my opinion this review in its entirety is an unjustified and unscientific attack.Although the review is not signed, the identity of the reviewer is perfectly evident to any one familiar with the history and literature of intervertebral disk surgery. Those readers not familiar with the history and literature of the intervertebral disk will unfortunately be led to accept it at its face value. The conservative approach of this book to diagnosis and treatment coincides with the opinions of almost all the neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons who have had wide experience with this condition and is in sharp contrast to

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