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October 28, 1911

A SIMPLE METHOD FOR THE MECHANICAL TREATMENT OF GLENARD'S DISEASE

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Professor of Medicine, Indiana University FORT WAYNE, IND.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(18):1454-1455. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100280019

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Abstract

The treatment of splanchnoptosis is one of the most difficult problems confronting the practitioner, and especially is this true of the rather extreme type of cases which fall into the hands of the internist. We need all the help we can get from every possible angle, mechanical, medicinal, etc. The pathology is many-sided and its successful therapeutics must be equally so. While attending to other features of treatment, in many cases mechanical support of some sort is absolutely essential.

For many years I have been trying a great variety of mechanical supports as adjuvants in the treatment of this condition, including corsets, bandages of various sorts, with various modifications of the adhesive plaster support suggested by Dr. Rose. These adhesive strips, variously modified, have given me better results than anything else. Considerable difficulty, however, has been encountered on account of the extensive apl1"',| op, the plaster to the skin, the

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