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Practically everything that has been said or done about the back is included in Dr. Lewin's book. The material has been gleaned from years of careful scrutiny of the literature plus extensive clinical experience. This makes for a comprehensive storehouse of information that is useful for reference. Specialists in various fields of medicine should find helpful material in the book. On the other hand, the general practitioner will have difficulty finding ready solutions to his problems because of the complex presentation. It is doubtful that readers will agree with the idealistic statement that "all back injuries, except those involving fracture, dislocation or pre-existing bone change, can be cured promptly and easily by early, efficient treatment." The book has a large bibliography that could have been more valuable if the references had been annotated in the text.
The Back and Its Disk Syndromes Including Injuries, Diseases, Deformities and Disabilities: With Notes on the Pelvis and Coccyx. JAMA. 1956;161(4):396. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970040094026
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