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May 13, 1944

Backache and Sciatic Neuritis: Back Injuries—Deformities—Diseases —Disabilities, with Notes on the Pelvis, Neck, and Brachial Neuritis

JAMA. 1944;125(2):176. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850200084032

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Increased attention to conditions affecting the spine has in recent years brought to light several new developments of great significance. Protrusion of an intervertebral disk has perhaps been given significance far above its incidence in contrast to the innumerable other causes of pain in the back. Dr. Lewin's book comes with dedications to eleven well known orthopedic surgeons of the past and present, a preface and two forewords, certainly thus being well introduced. However, once these preliminaries are past, it proceeds to a practical consideration of the embryology and anatomy of the spine, well outlined and illustrated, a consideration of symptomatology and diagnosis, including the use of the roentgen ray and the laboratory. Then follow chapters on basic principles, manipulation, operative treatment, body posture and special considerations of industrial and military conditions affecting the spine. The book is no doubt the most complete thus far developed in its field. Its

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