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April 13, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(15):518-522. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400920014002

The Treatment of Locomotor Ataxy by Suspension.1  —Under the above title, Dr. A. de Watteville has translated and edited the paper in which Professor Charcot describes the method of treatment of locomotor ataxy, and other spinal diseases, at the Salpêtrière, of which some account was first given in our pages in the letters on " Medical Paris of To-day." So much interest has been shown by our readers in this subject, and so many inquiries have been received, that we publish subjoined that part of Dr. de Watteville's pamphlet which relates to the practice of the methods of treatment and its details. He writes as follows:As was to be expected, some persons have already endeavored to improve upon the method, such as, for instance, by advising the adjunction of plaster spinal supports that are, to say the least of them, entirely superfluous under the circumstances, at any rate in