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February 10, 1912

The Treatment of Fractures by Mobilization and Massage.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(6):433-434. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260020117031

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Mennell does not claim to have originated the method of treatment advocated by him, but acknowledges that it is founded on the teachings of Lucas-Championnière of Paris. The manuscript was submitted to Lucas-Championnière, who has expressed his approval thereof in a ten-page introduction in French. The work is divided into two parts, the first dealing with the subject in a general way, the second with the treatment of particular fractures.

The author of this book is such an enthusiast and so carried away by the method advocated that there is great danger of one being misled by his statements unless there is great care in picking out the truth, of which there is much, from the sophistry, of which there is not a little. In the preface the following is found: "The most auspicious feature of this method of treatment is its simplicity; gentleness of touch is all that is

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