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August 24, 1907

Lateral Curvature of the Spine and Round Shoulders.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(8):706-707. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530080074022

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Lovett's monograph on lateral curvature is in every way worthy of the attention of general practitioners, as well as of orthopedic specialists. Lovett treats the subjects comprehensively, without giving unnecessary space to the consideration of minutiæ of interest solely to specialists. The first chapter is devoted to the anatomy of the vertebral column and the thorax, which is presented in an interesting form, with a number of special cuts and tabulations. The movements of the spine, illustrated with photographs of the living model, as well as of the cadaver, showing the torso in various positions, are then considered. The mechanism of scoliosis, with cuts showing the results of experimental curvatures produced on animals, and the description and symptoms and pathology of the condition are described, as is also the examination and methods of making records. Etiology and the influence of school conditions, frequency of occurrence, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment are

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