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It was a pleasure reviewing this book. There are too few succinct and up-to-date books on spinal manipulation. The increasing numbers of people using manipulation and its acceptance by patients as one of many available treatment modalities make this book well worth reading.
The first chapter is an excellent introduction to the history and art of manipulation of the spine. This chapter is enlightening and stimulating to anyone interested in manipulation. It begins with the bone setters, who are known to have existed as long as there are records and to have "practiced since prehistoric times known to Hippocrates and the physicians of ancient Rome." The historical role of osteopathy in the history of medicine is respectfully treated.
The areas on diagnosis are excellent. The section on manipulative treatment of the patient is well illustrated and specific. The table of contents and index ably direct one to specific areas of
Nimmer W. Spinal Manipulation. JAMA. 1983;249(3):415–416. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330270071046
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