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January 12, 1918

Massage: Its Principles and Practice.

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By James B. Mennell, M.A., M.D., B.C., Medical Officer, Physico-Therapeutic Department, St. Thomas' Hospital. With an Introduction by Sir Robert Jones, C.B., F.R.C.S., Colonel R. A. M. C., Inspector of Military Orthopedics. Cloth. Price, $3 net. Pp. 359, with 135 illustrations. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1917.

JAMA. 1918;70(2):123. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600020057031

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Abstract

This book is written by a physician of national reputation in Great Britain, whose education and experience in massage have been coincidental with, and modified by, a thorough medical training and a scientific habit of thought. The limitations and possible harmfulness of massage and exercises, as therapeuticres, are pointed out and explained with the same care as are its indications and benefibenefits;ook is written in a spirit of reasonable conservatism, evidently the result of thoughtful investigation. In no book that has come to the reviewer's hand has there been such clear and logical explanations of the results obtained by different massage and of the indications for definite manipulations and maneuvers in different conditions, as in this one of Mennell's

The chapters devoted to the technical methods best adapted to the treatment of the various ailments and conditions in which massage and exercise are indicated are full of ingenious and helpful

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