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[ABSTRACTED BY A. M. PHELPS, M.D., NEW YORK.]
Mr. Owen recognizes the two forms of equino varus, viz: the congenital and acquired, and also calls attention to the fact that one variety is much more easily cured than the other. He inclines to the belief that pressure in utero is one of the chief causes of the deformity. I quote:
"Probably, after all, the cause of the congenital deformity is the faulty packing of the fætus in utero. Here I show you a specimen of a fætus taken by surprise, as it were, and removed at about the sixth month. You will notice that the heels are markedly drawn up and the soles turned inwards. Often after a premature labor we find the feet folded flat upon the front of the chest, and much more inverted than in the specimen I have just handed round. It is a very suggestive
OWEN E. ON SOME POINTS CONCERNING CLUB FOOT.Abstract of a clinical lecture delivered at the Children's liospital, Great Ormond street, London, May 11, 1893. JAMA. 1893;XXI(9):308–311. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420610020002f
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