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November 28, 1903

NEWSPAPER MEDICINE.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(22):1352. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490410042010

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Abstract

Newspaper medicine—of course we mean medical matters as described in newspapers—is sometimes correct, often startling and usually funny. Occasionally we find items that are both startling and funny, and last Sunday's Chicago Tribune contained one of these. It came in the form of a cable dispatch from the London correspondent. The item has several lines of display heads, the leader being: "Rivals Surgery Done by Lorenz." We are told that a Dr. Rabey of London contends that:

Numbers of hip disease cases are really nothing more than hip dislocations, which cause the leg to wither as the muscles become dry, and the natural oil which ought to feed the leg forms abscesses. When there are diseased bones, he admits he can do nothing. His method is to reset the dislocated bone after softening the tissues and ligaments around the affected aprt. Dr. Rabey, in contrast with Lorenz's half-hour performs the

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