September 11, 1948

Rheumatism and Soft Tissue Injuries

JAMA. 1948;138(2):164. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900020060036

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There is no doubt about the qualifications of the author and his enthusiasm for his subject. His writings on this and related subjects are well known. His main thesis is mobilization as a therapeutic measure. He contrasts his theories with the theory of the bone setter who believes in subluxation of the vertebrae as the cause of practically all the ills that human flesh is heir to.

It is unfortunate that in the author's cases of subacromial bursitis roentgen treatment failed; this is not the experience of most American surgeons. It is unfortunate that so many of the photographs are not instructive or worthy of the space they occupy.

If the author rides his hobby a bit too often and attempts to explain too many conditions on the same theory, he may be excused because he has undoubtedly given so much personal attention to his patients that he has obtained

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