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In this little treatise Lucas-Championnière amply justifies his claim to the title of pioneer in the treatment of fractures by massage and moblization. The first half of the book is largely devoted to a general consideration of massage in its application to fractures and the manner of performing the various passive and active motions. The advantages of these maneuvers are enthusiastically lauded, and justly so, when one recalls the dire functional results of too long immobilization. While the text, on the whole, would be improved by being condensed, and much detail could be omitted, the careful reader will find much in the way of sound advice and wisdom, the fruit of long clinical experience. The author very properly refers to the frequent errors which are made in the interpretation of radiographs, mere shadow pictures, and cautions against disregarding clinical phenomena and the findings of a careful clinical examination.
Précis DU Traitement des Fractures par le Massage et la Mobilisation. JAMA. 1910;55(16):1408. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330160076038
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