Excerpt from Indispensable Orthopaedics, Vol. 2: A Handbook of Treatment Amongst the Orthopaedic affections, Scoliosis is, I believe, that which most embarrasses the practitioner. In the presence of the multiple and diverse theories held by authors as to the nature of this malady, he does t kw what to believe: among the different treatments proposed, he does t kw which he must choose, and if he choose one, he does t kw exactly in what way to apply it, in order to reap some benefit. In the end he does thing. I call it doing thing, and avoiding doing anything, when he confines himself to prescribing strengthening wines, and furnishing the address of a manufacturer who will make some kind of corset, and thus frees himself from all responsibility. How disastrous to the patient is this indifference of the practitioner who sees the Scoliosis from the onset, from the moment when it is yet in an early stage! And how anying it must be to the practitioner himself, who will be held in poor esteem by the parents, when they see their child become more and more deformed without anything being done to prevent the progress of the deformity! I would like to protest against this tendency, and to persuade practitioners that they are able, and ought henceforth, to assume a different attitude with regard to the essential scoliosis of adolescence. They must look the malady in the face, frankly, bravely, and deal with it with the same confidence they deal with the other orthopaedic affections. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.