File: History of orthopaedic practice

Scope and Content

File of correspondence relating to the history of orthopaedic practice. The file comprises correspondence with M.H.O. Dawson, who wished to use the Platt's records of cases of Pseudo-Coxalgia at Biddulph for research, concerning the inaccurate use of the term 'Perthe's disease' for pseudo-coxalgia, 1980; correspondence with Professor R.G. Burdwell about pseudo-coxalgia, 1978; correspondence with Dr E. Vander Elst about the history of the text-book of orthopaedic surgery by Jones and Lovett, 1980; correspondence with Dean MacEwen about the shelf operation for congenital dislocation of the hip, 1980; and manuscript notes by Platt on pseudo-coxalgia, n.d.

See also clinical correspondence at PLA/1/10.