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September 12, 1931

PRIORITY IN DESCRIBING SLIPPING RIBS

JAMA. 1931;97(11):797. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730110047026

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —I note that in your issue of July 4 (p. 23) Dr. Dewey Bisgard states that slipping rib was first described by Davies-Colley in the British Medical Journal, March 15, 1922. I must point out that I had done this previously in the Practitioner (102:314 [June] 1919) and that Stiller had done so with regard to the tenth rib in his "Die asthenische Krankheit," published 1907 (Brit. M. J.1:586, 1922).[The letter of Dr. Cyriax was sent to Dr. Bisgard, who replies:]

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