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November 12, 1898

TREATMENT OF CONGENITAL TALIPES.

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DIXON, ILL.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(20):1163-1164. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450200031001m

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Abstract

As I am not an orthopedic surgeon, in assigning me the task of preparing a paper upon the treatment of congenital talipes our worthy secretary has given me a burden which I feel unable to carry. What I desire to present to this society are the results obtained in the immediate treatment of the very few cases of congenital talipes which have occurred in my obstetric practice. It does not usually fall to the lot of a country practitioner to have many cases of congenital talipes, but we meet them occasionally at the most unlooked-for times and places, and it behooves us to be prepared for the unexpected.

One of the great benefits to be derived from a country practice is the necessity for alertness to recognize and preparation to cope with any form of disease or surgical emergency, for at the time there is the greatest demand there is

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