Medicine: Lorenz's Return

Dr. Adolf Lorenz, ingenious Austrian orthopedist, came to the U. S. four winters ago with a slick phrase, "bloodless surgery." Last week 72-year-old Dr. Lorenz came again with "Enjoy all vices in moderation." He came, he said, to note the progress of the cripples he treated in 1921-22 and possibly to operate on other cripples.

Dr. Lorenz came in 1921 with his sons, Albert and Conrad, as assistants. His intentions were to reduce, in clinic, skeletal deformities by manipulative surgery similar to his operation in Chicago 19 years before on Lolita Armour....

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