An Introduction to Orthopaedic Medicine

This is my history.  Read it only if you really want to know an answer to the primal question: If Orthopaedic Medicine is so essential, why isn’t it established?  I write this at what may be a critical time, February 15, 2014.  After thirty years, there may be contact with the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine that I founded in 1982.  Perhaps.  

I learned long ago that wherever there is White Light, blackness battles to extingujish it.  As I look from my eighty-two years at the battles, I have no question that throughout there has been a powerful spiritual element ongoing. 

I found a book called Numbers by Dr TobiasDantzig on a $1 bookshelf.  I thought that maybe I’d finally get some understanding. On its back was a a quote:  “This is without doubt the most interesting book on the evolution of mathematics which has ever fallen into my hands...”   Albert Einstein

What could I lose?  I lost interest, but before I did, I came across a surprise:

"As I am writing these lines there rings in my ears the old refrain:"

“Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Rithmetic,

Taught to the tune of a hickory stick!”

"In this chapter I propose to tell the story of one of three R’s, the one, which, though oldest, came hardest to mankind."

This suddenly occurred in the sky at 0722, January 22, 2013.  I was there.

"It is not a story of brilliant achievement, heroic deeds, or noble sacrifice.  It is a story of blind stumbling and chance discovery, of groping in the dark and refusing to admit the light.  It is a story replete with obscurantism and prejudice, of sound judgment often eclipsed by loyalty to tradition, and of reason long held subservient to custom.  In short, it is a human story."

It didn’t specifically state jealousy, treachery and betrayal, but it could have.  And in a book on mathematics!

You will be reading an all too human story.

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Hip Dysfunction

Bilateral Lateral

Orthopaedic Surgery

Tendon Reflex