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It is not the purpose of this paper to catalogue the views of authors on the subject, for the consensus of evidence is strongly in favor of the osseous origin in children, while in adults synovitis is more common; and the former usually originate in osteomyelitis of the end of the bone, while the latter commences in the synovial membrane A majority of authors believe the disease to be invariably the result of a contaminated constitution and essentially strumous in its origin, while a few others claim traumatism as the cause and cite cases that have gone through the different stages of the disease, with anchylosed joint, but lived to a vigorous, robust old age; when if every case had been tubercular, or of a strumatic diathesis, this could not be. I believe many latent cases of coxarius, which might never have been manifested, have been so by traumatism and
COKENOWER JW. MORBUS COXARIUS, EXSECTION. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(18):896. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440440022001e
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