Perhaps in no department of medical science during the latter half of the present century has there been any greater, or as great advance, as in that which embraces within its scope the relief or permanent cure of physical infirmities by mechanical measures. The enormous progress in modernly applied physics, has completely revolutionized pathology, and rendered in many instances, precise acciir racy in the diagnosis of disease possible. In nothing, however, have the practical, beneficent influences of these advances been so conspicuous or happily appreciated as in the treatment of disease.
Very naturally, we Americans feel a just pride in the share which members of our profession have contributed; for, although this must go into history as the greatest inventive century that the world has ever witnessed, it must likewise be conceded by the impartial historian, that Americans have, in this direction, occupied the foremost rank, and given to posterity
MANLEY TH. A FEW NOTES ON THE MECHANICAL THERAPEUTICS OF OSSEOUS AND MEDULLARY LESIONS OF THE SPINE. Read by title in the Section of Practice of Medicine at the Forty-third annual meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892. JAMA. 1892;XIX(6):155–159. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420060009001b
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