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December 13, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(24):1850. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610500040022

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Nov. 6, 1919.

Congress of Orthopedists  At the first congress of French orthopedists, a partial report of which was given in The Journal, November 29, two of the subjects discussed were: war spondylitis, and treatment of pseudoarthrosis.

WAR SPONDYLITIS  In his communication, Dr. Froelich, professor of clinical pediatrics and orthopedic surgery on the Faculty of Medicine of Nancy, passed in review all the chronic lesions of the vertebrae that he has seen in soldiers. Among the non-traumatic affections, aside from Pott's disease, he mentioned particularly syphilitic lesions, the true character of many of which fails to be recognized; rheumatismal spondylitis occurring in young subjects and marked by rapid development; typhoid spondylitis, and acute osteomyelitis; furthermore, in young soldiers, acute kyphoscoliosis, the result of overexertion, attended with fever and a general debilitated condition, and the staphylococcic infection described by Kirmisson under the name of "kyphoscoliosis of apprentices."Among the traumatisms may

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