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August 1926


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By Samuel Kleinberg. Pp. 291. Price, $6. New York: Paul B. Hoeber.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1926;38(2):276-277. doi:10.1001/archinte.1926.00120260134013

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This is an excellent and comprehensive treatise on scoliosis. It places special emphasis on the abandonment in the severe cases of the time honored exercises, braces and casts. The correction of the deformity, so far as possible, is accomplished by plaster jackets applied by the Abbott method or by the Kleinberg method, followed by his ingenious and satisfactory brace. When the maximum correction has been attained, a fusion operation, which is in effect a combination of the Hibbs operation and a bone splint, is then performed. It is somewhat surprising to note Kleinberg's advocacy of beef bone splints, in view of the fact that most operators have abandoned the use of beef bone except in the form of screws or intramedullary pegs. The book is a definite step forward in the elimination of much that is, or should be, obsolete in the treatment of this distressing deformity. The views on

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