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August 26, 1950

Occupational Therapy: Principles and Practice

JAMA. 1950;143(17):1529. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910520071040

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This book is a compilation of articles which have been written by 11 authors. Eight of these authors are physicians. The articles are grouped into 13 chapters: (1) history of occupational therapy, (2) the principles of occupational therapy, (3) the prescription, (4) occupational therapy for psychiatric disorders, (5) kinetic occupational therapy, (6) occupational therapy for amputees, (7) occupational capacity and therapy in heart disease, (8) occupational therapy in tuberculosis, (9) occupational therapy in the treatment of cerebral palsy, (10) education for hospitalized patients, (11) bibliotherapy in neuropsychiatry, (12) recreational therapy and (13) drama therapy.

In this source book the physician can find the principles for the application of occupational therapy, presented by persons well qualified in their respective fields. Prescriptions for many pathologic conditions are given in detail. An extensive physical analysis of crafts emphasizes the use of certain activities for restoration of particular functions. The importance of proper dosage

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