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Tenth rib is floating in Japanese

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One article on PainSci cites Shimaguchi 1974: The Complete Guide to Low Back Pain

PainSci commentary on Shimaguchi 1974: ?This page is one of thousands in the bibliography. It is not a general article: it is focused on a single scientific paper, and it may provide only just enough context for the summary to make sense. Links to other papers and more general information are provided wherever possible.

I have never been able to find even an abstract for this old paper, let alone the full text, and yet it is is fairly widely cited to support the claim that floating tenth ribs are common in the Japanese population.

~ Paul Ingraham

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