The Causation and Pathology of the More Commonly Observed Forms of Lateral Curvature of the Spinal Column

W. Arbuthnot Lane
1889 Medico-chirurgical transactions  
IN this paper I hope to succeed in showing that the large proportion of the cases of lateral curvature which come under the observation of the surgeon are due to the habitual assumption of attitudes of rest by young subjects who are wanting in vigour. This group is produced in the same manner as are the simple deformities which develop in young life, namely, knock-knee, flat-foot, dorsal excurvation, &c. These I have discussed in previous papers.' There exists a larger proportion of cases of
more » ... tion of cases of lateral curva-1 "The Causation, Pathology, and Physiology of several of the Deformities which develop during Young Life, including Simple Knock-knee, Flat-foot,
doi:10.1177/095952878907200116 fatcat:vsulyca2qngtrmduvamhiepepa