Recent Literature A Treatise on Comparative Embryology . By Francis M. Balfour. In two volumes. 8vo. Vol. I. London: Macmillan & Co. 1880. pp. xii. and 492; and Bibliography, pp. xxi

1880 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
suit can be obtained in a simpler way, yet he recommends the use of the cumbersome Darrach's wheel crutch to prevent those too young or too old for ordinary crutches from bearing weight upon the diseased limb. The practical difficulties met in the use of the " physiological " method, the facts that young children are liable, if not certain, after a while to lay aside their crutches, and, unless watched constantly, to momentarily bear weight upon their limb, and that the contraction of the limb
more » ... action of the limb is not prevented in certain cases treated iu this way, are not referred to by the writer. The reviewer is more inclined to accept Mr. Adams's opinion, "There can be no doubt of the great value of your suggestion, .... but the case and the stage must be selected," than to agree with the writer that the " physiological " method is superior to all others for all cases and stages except the acute.
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