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April 17, 1884

Reduction of Dislocations by Manipulation.

JAMA. 1884;II(16):433. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390390013003

—In this journal for April 5, 1884, we inserted a short article on this subject under the head of original communications, by Dr. M. M. Louis Hutchinson, whose titles would indicate that he had received his education on the other side of the Atlantic. One of the leading motives for inserting the article was to make it the occasion for correcting the erroneous views the writer entertained concerning the status of surgical progress in this country.

Concerning the reduction of dislocations by manipulation, Dr. Hutchinson makes the singular assertion that the subject is seldom lectured upon in the medical colleges, and that very little attention is given to it in the text-books and other works on surgery. So far is such a statement from being true, that we doubt whether there is a regular medical school in this country, in which a course of lectures on surgery has been given

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