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January 16, 1904

Modern Methods in the Surgery of Paralyses. With Special Reference to Muscle-Grafting, Tendon-Transplantation and Arthrodesis.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(3):185-186. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490480047018

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This little work covers the subject of the modern treatment of paralytic deformities fairly well and the well-known reputations of its authors will ensure it a favorable reception. The authors, as they say, have not given special attention to the older methods—which are all described in text-books on orthopedics—but limit those mentioned to muscle grafting, tendon transplantation and arthrodesis, which have worked an important change in the treatment of this class of cases. There are one or two important methods which they do not mention and undoubtedly did not favor, such, for example, as the surgical treatment of clubfoot advocated by Phelps, which has recently found an English adherent in Little, whose article was abstracted in The Journal, November 7, ¶8, p. 1169. The book is well illustrated and printed and is really a valuable addition to surgical literature.

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