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December 20, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(25):1598-1599. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480510038003

The great notoriety which the daily press has given to a certain case of congenital dislocation of the hip, recently treated by a distinguished foreign surgeon, would lead one to think that the reduction of a dislocated hip of congenital origin was an unknown and unheard of thing before the arrival of Professor Lorenz, and that the learned professor had introduced a new and wonderful principle in surgery to an ignorant and benighted race. One could not blame the ordinary layman for entertaining such views after reading the extravagant and absurd articles that appeared day after day in the daily papers, but the intelligent members of the profession know that the operation has been repeatedly and successfully performed by many surgeons throughout the country. Those of the profession who are at all familiar with the subject are also aware that the socalled bloodless method was not original with Lorenz, although