April 5, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(14):372. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390380008001c

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I would wish to invite your attention to the reduction of dislocations by manipulation, in the hope that others, becoming interested in the matter, might assist us by their information and experience. When we consider that it is the most scientific method of procedure, inasmuch as for its skilful and successful application it entails a knowledge of anatomy and mechanics; and that it possesses the advantages of being easily applied without distress to the patient, and with such little exertion on the part of the surgeon that he can usually dispense with any assistance, and that, moreover, in the event of its failure the other methods can be tried immediately after; surely it is a subject worthy of more attention than it would seem to receive at present. It is seldom made the theme of a lecture, clinical or other; the text-books award it only a fleeting notice, and consequently

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