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November 1964

Joint Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment Using Manipulative Techniques.

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By John M. Mennell, MD. Price, $9. Pp 178, with 101 illustrations. Little, Brown & Co., 34 Beacon St, Boston, Mass 02106, 1964.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;114(5):706-708. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.03860110176026

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Abstract

This little monograph is unique in many respects. It is one of the rare attempts to explain manipulative techniques to the satisfaction of the usually dubious physician. The author is well known for his partiality to manipulation for treatment of various diseases, and any attempt to place such treatment in a more scientific medical atmosphere is welcomed by all who have seen occasional success from such therapy.

Manipulation has been too long in the exclusive hands of the osteopaths or even chiropractors, and there are some forms of manipulation which can be helpful. Critical physicians have long wondered whether manipulation could be helpful in relieving pain in many of the chronic conditions they are called upon to treat. There can be no question that the author has had wide experience with manipulative techniques, so he can speak with the voice of experience. The reader, however, may occasionally resent the long

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