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April 28, 1917


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Lincoln, Neb.

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(17):1253-1254. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270040241014

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In attempting to carry the principles of the Abbott rotation method for the treatment of scoliosis beyond the plaster jacket wearing period, I have found it practically impossible to derive satisfaction either for the patient or for myself from celluloid jackets or the spine braces now in use. For nearly two years I have been using and gradually improving the brace illustrated herewith. This brace gives definite control of the shoulders and hips and rotation pressure on the ribs.

The brace offers several desirable features. It is infinitely adjustable for position or growth. Any part of the brace may be modified or even exchanged without sacrificing the brace as a whole. There is no constriction of the chest. Finally, with a firm grip on the shoulders and the pelvis, in the exact position desired, any degree of positive rotation pressure on the ribs may be obtained.

The brace is not

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