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January 20, 1940

Handbook of Physical Therapy

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Selections Authorized for Publication by the Council on Physical Therapy, American Medical Association. Third edition. Cloth. Price, $2. Pp. 537, with illustrations. Chicago: American Medical Association, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(3):278. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810030078036

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Abstract

The third edition of the Handbook of Physical Therapy contains articles authorized by the Council on Physical Therapy of the American Medical Association. This handbook has been important in making the general practitioner conscious of the value of physical therapy. It has become a standard work, for it has been tried and its value assayed. This edition contains eleven new articles and revisions of many that appeared in previous editions. There are two new articles on short wave diathermy. Galvanic and faradic currents are discussed. There is an article on electrolysis that will be of interest to the dermatologist. New material has been added on all forms of radiation therapy. Fever therapy is discussed fully with regard to indications and contraindications, qualifications of personnel and team work. There is a fine article by Krusen on colonic irrigation and another on electrosurgery by Mock. The illustrations of the warm paraffin bath

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