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April 2, 1910

Spondylotherapy: Spinal Concussion and the Application of Other Methods to the Spine in the Treatment of Disease.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(14):1163-1164. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550400049027

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Opposite the title page appears a list of twelve books by the same author. The raison d'être for the book under consideration appears to be that "the subject of spinal therapeutics has received less attention from the medical profession than it deserves. Even the laity knows that cold applied to the back of the neck arrests hemorrhage from the nose, and that heat applied to the small of the back may hasten menstruation. The profound and far-reaching physiologic truths which underly these simple phenomena have either been ignored or only given inconsiderate attention."

In looking through this book of over four hundred pages with its 97 illustrations, covering practically every pathologic condition that can possibly have any relation to the spine from muscular hypotonia and vibro-suppression through osteoarthritis, Pott's disease and spondylitis, scoliosis and spinal curvature, sacroiliac disease and sacroiliac relaxation, tumors and typhoid, syphilis, gonorrhea and rickets to pseudoesoph

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