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July 18, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(3):70. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391030014002

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Treatment of Spina Bifida by the Injection of Iodo-Glycerine Solution.  —The Clinical Society of London, some time since, appointed a committee to consider this subject, and they made their report at the meeting held May 22, 1885, an abstract of which may be found in the English journals. The committee undertook an examination of all the specimens of this deformity contained in the London museums, as well as those in Cambridge and Glasgow, and sundry others placed at their disposal by different contributors to the report. The subject was therefore divided into two parts: first, the pathological anatomy of spina bifida; and secondly, the treatment of the deformity.Pathological Anatomy. The term spina bifida was used to define certain congenital malformations of the vertebral canal with protrusion of some of its contents in the form of a fluid tumor. With very rare exceptions, the malformation affected the neural arches

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