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November 14, 1914

SIX YEARS' EXPERIENCES AT THE MEDICOMECHANICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(20):1733-1739. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570200027007
Abstract

The medicomechanical department of the Massachusetts General Hospital was founded ten years ago by the gift of sixty-three Zander apparatus from a benevolent lady. For the first three years it was in charge of Dr. Max Boehm, now in Berlin. For the last six years the department has been conducted by me. The accompanying tabulation gives an idea of the number of patients treated and the amount of work done during these six years. The steady growth of the number of new patients shows how the depart

ment has become more and more an important factor of the hospital; particularly the surgical and medical departments use it to a considerable and steadily growing extent. These numbers would still be larger, if the nerve room had not enlarged its own department for massage and exercise.

The medicomechanical department consists of a large room with the Zander apparatus, a balcony for the

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