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October 26, 1912

Die Physikalische Th era pi e der Gelenk krank heiten Für Ärzte und Studierende.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(17):1568-1569. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270100336039

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Although the purpose of this book is the presentation in concise form of the methods of treatment of joint diseases, the author devotes the first chapter to a very able discussion of the relation of joint lesions to lesions elsewhere in the body. lie regards joint lesions as, in the main, metastatic expressions of some other disease, local or general. Therefore, he says, the treatment of all joint lesions is both local and general. What this treatment should be, is the subject discussed in the remaining chapters. Pathology and diagnosis are also discussed briefly. Nothing new is contributed, although emphasis is laid on the treatment of stiff joints by means of specially devised weight traction, which is well illustrated by diagrammatic sketches. One of the chief merits of this little book is the clear and concise statement of facts in headlines for lack of which the physician is often compelled

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