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March 4, 1916

CONGENITAL ANTERIOR CURVATURE OF THE SPINE: REPORT OF CASE

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the clinic of Dr. Royal Whitman at the New York Hospital for Ruptured and Crippled.

JAMA. 1916;LXVI(10):736-737. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580360038013
Abstract

History.  —J. L., girl, aged 4 months, was brought to the clinic at the age of 3 weeks for bowing of the left thigh. The patient is the first child. The delivery was very difficult, by breech presentation and accompanied by considerable injury of both thighs. The left femur was fractured and healed with moderate deformity. For ten days following birth, the child did not move either lower limb. A few days before the child's first visit to us, the mother noticed, in addition to the bowing of the left thigh, that the back was very hollow, the abdomen very prominent and usually tense. The child nursed regularly, its bowels moved several times daily, the stools being normal in color and consistency, and excepting for being unusually quiet, seemed quite well.The family history was negative.

Examination.  —The child was well nourished, rather fat, with an extremely prominent abdomen and

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