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September 12, 1896

Dislocation of Hip.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(11):609. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430890047009

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Clyde, N. Y., Sept. 2, 1896.

To the Editor:  —In looking up some of the literature relative to dislocations of the hip, I especially noticed the remarks made when reviewing the work of Dr. Allis relative to some difficulties attending the reduction of the same, and which I found in the Journal of April 10 of this year.My notice was especially attracted by them, as they reminded me of a case which came under my care in 1859, where the head of the femur was upon the dorsum, which I failed to reduce by every known means except that by Chapman (manipulation), afterward revived by Dr. Reid, which I did not try. Dr. Reid was then a resident of Rochester where, as now, was also the home of "our own" Moore.When obliged to give it up, and having visions of a suit for malpractice (as the accident was

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