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August 17, 1940

Treatment by Manipulation

JAMA. 1940;115(7):560. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810330066037

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A valuable book on manipulative treatment, dealing with the application of carefully controlled movements of a forced and specialized nature to joints the movements of which are restricted, with resulting painful interference with function. The history of bone setting is traced into the past through the activities of such men as John Hunter, John Hilton, H. O. Thomas, Sir James Paget and Wharton Wood. The cult of osteopathy is discussed and the conclusions of the Select Committee of the House of Lords relating to a bill for registration and regulation of osteopaths are presented. This is a crushing indictment of the cult in its claims. The development of restricted joint function is discussed from a pathologic point of view, also the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adhesions in general, in three chapters. The indications, technic and after-treatment of lesions of the lower and upper extremity as well as those of

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