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May 12, 1906

Bodily Deformities. The Nature, Causes, Variety and Treatment. A Series of Lectures.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(19):1467. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510460061025

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Abstract

The appearance of a second edition of a medical work over 50 years after the publication of the first edition is in some respects a rather noteworthy event in medicine, but in the present instance it will probably be welcomed by orthopedic specialists and others. These lectures are certainly interesting reading and Chance's views, if not ahvays altogether modern, were generally original and sensible considering the time of their announcement. One of the notions which he combated is not yet as extinct as it probably ought to be, namely, that of the specific effect of maternal impressions on the fetus. Even his 1905 edition calls it "still sub judice." If for nothing else, the book is valuable as the statement of the views of an old authority whom no specialist ought to ignore. The editor has reproduced the peculiar capitalization in some of the lectures; he has not attempted to

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