(a). Consideration of a proper reducing diet has become, in our work, of daily necessity and occurrence and of practical value.
(b). A chronically painful joint or series of joints of the spine or lower extremity often ceases to be troublesome in an individual who has been overweight and who, by means of a reducing diet, has brought his weight to normal.
(c). The amount of overweight need not be large,-occasionally the removal of ten or fifteen pounds is enough to spell the difference between comfort or pain in a given case.
(d). This method in proper cases is an adjunct to other forms of treatment used in orthopaedic surgery.
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