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November 10, 1923

Physiotherapy Technic. A Manual of Applied Physics.

JAMA. 1923;81(19):1632-1633. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650190062040

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This is based largely on the results achieved in the physiotherapy departments of reconstruction hospitals, in which Dr. Sampson had the larger part of his training. The emphasis throughout is on the standardization of technic. Although variations in treatment may appeal to the experienced practitioner, a fixed starting point is most desirable for those new in the work. Unfortunately, the book appears to be colored somewhat by the fact that the author has been for more than a year technical expert for one of the large manufacturers of physical appliances. It may well be criticized for the fact that twenty-eight pages of one chapter are devoted to a consideration of the ultraviolet ray and the roentgen ray as used together, and eighteen pages to the treatment of roentgen-ray burns with ultraviolet light. These subjects are of little importance to the general practitioner, whereas the use of the ultraviolet ray in

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