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May 5, 1945

Treatment by Manipulation in General and Consulting Practice

JAMA. 1945;128(1):61. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860180063026

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The art of manipulation in the treatment of orthopedic conditions has been deprecated by many of our best known physicians and surgeons of the past and present generations. The chiropractors and the osteopaths have built for themselves a certain amount of prestige and prominence in the mind of a considerable number of American people by applying the principle of manipulation in spite of the fact that in most instances these practitioners were not qualified to make a correct diagnosis of the condition which they were attempting to treat. The value of careful and skilled manipulation in the treatment of conditions in which there is restricted movement within joints of the extremities resulting from adhesions between muscles, tendons and bursae has been demonstrated by eminent physicians through the centuries. This book is timely and deserves careful consideration on the part of all doctors who are concerned with the treatment of chronic

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