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November 26, 1904

A SUPPORT FOR PATIENTS SUFFERING WITH WEAKNESS AND PAIN AFTER THE ARREST OF TUBERCULOSIS OF THE SPINE.

Author Affiliations

Assistant Attending Surgeon. Orthopedic Department of Cornell Dispensary. NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(22):1630-1631. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500220003

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Abstract

The relief from weakness and pain, which sometimes remain persistently after all the acute symptoms of tuberculosis of the spine have disappeared, may severely tax the ingenuity and skill of the orthopedist. Because of this fact, this apparatus is presented with the hope that it may be of value to the profession. No originality is claimed, except for the ensemble of its parts, which are taken from well-known braces and applied to a leather corset. This combination, however, proved so serviceable in this instance that others may profit by copying it, in whole or in part.

Patient.  —S. F., aged 27, of Caracas, Venezuela, had developed Pott's disease during early childhood. Until his tenth year he was so weak and sickly that he was not expected to live. He then began to improve, and for the following eight or ten years enjoyed comparatively good health.

History.  —During the past ten

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