Students entering college are at an age when bodily defects can be corrected. The type of defect is one which can be improved in practically all cases, and corrected in many. The improvement, as shown in the photographs, where there are present round shoulders, increase in the antero-posterior spinal curvature, flat chest, or prominent abdomen, is sufficient to urge that more time and effort be expended in this field of orthopaedics.
Accurate records should be taken and kept which will show the value of this form of therapy.
The value of photography in showing to the student his physical defect is evident. By this means his posture can be accurately recorded more satisfactorily than by any other method.
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