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June 2, 1945

Shoulder Lesions

JAMA. 1945;128(5):394. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860220076034

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This book presents a concise account of present day knowledge of shoulder lesions. The author has avoided detailed accounts of controversial subjects. He acknowledges that much of his information and enthusiasm were derived from Codman's masterpiece "The Shoulder." He has carried on the work where Codman left off. He discusses the use of procaine in diagnosis and therapy, the accumulation of knowledge on the morbid anatomy of simple and recurrent dislocations, the early diagnosis and treatment of complete ruptures of the "rotator cuff" of the shoulder, the recognition of lesions of the long tendon of the biceps, the application of Lewis and Kellgren's work on referred pain from muscles and fascias to the subject of fibrositis and the painful shoulder, the understanding of the cervical disk and scalenus syndromes, the advances in the diagnostic and therapeutic value of x-rays and the establishment of the position of rest and motion in

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