This paper is based on the observation of sixty-three cases of tuberculosis of the spine at the New England Peabody Home for Crippled Children in Newton Center, Mass. This institution was founded in 1894, and was long under the direction of the late Dr. Robert W. Lovett, who there began the use of heliotherapy and the outdoor treatment of bone and joint tuberculosis in 1913. Thus, it may claim to be one of the poineers in this work in the United States.
In spite of the rigorous and at times none too salubrious climate of New England, we feel that we have been able to give that community something worth while in the way of results, and this fact is well attested by the number of applications for admission to the home. It has grown rapidly, and is in need of further construction to take care of the patients in
GHORMLEY RK. HELIOTHERAPY IN RELATION TO THE TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS OF THE SPINE IN CHILDREN. JAMA. 1927;88(5):289–295. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680310001001
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