February 1933

Manipulative Surgery.

Author Affiliations

By A. S. Blundell Bankart, M.A., M.Ch. (Cantab.), F.R.C.S. Price, 7 shillings, 6 pence. Pp. 162. London: Constable & Co., Ltd., 1932.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1933;51(2):325-326. doi:10.1001/archinte.1933.00150210155012

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


This is an unusual book, covering a subject which surgeons shun and of which most of them are wofully ignorant.

The introductory section deals with general subjects, such as anatomic considerations, sprains and adhesions, postural activity of muscles, chronic strain, joint subluxations, arthritis, the general principles of manipulation, anesthesias, the limitations of, and the results that can be expected from, manipulating various types of conditions.

The subsequent sections deal specifically with conditions involving the feet, the knees and hips and muscles and tendons in the lower extremities, spine and pelvis, and the fingers, hands and wrists, elbows and shoulders.

There are three outstanding chapters, which alone make reading this book profitable, those dealing with the foot, knee, spine and pelvis. The meaning, mechanism and treatment of "foot strain," as presented, will, I warrant, give most surgeons an entirely new aspect on this subject. The "derangements of the knee," particularly displaced

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview