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November 20, 1926

Physical Therapy in Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat: With Chapters on Some Borderline Affections.

JAMA. 1926;87(21):1764. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680210070037

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Beginning with definitions and descriptions of electrophysical agents, and employing a terminology which has not as yet been established adequately in any of these fields, the authors proceed to a discussion of the application of these methods in the treatment of diseases in the regions mentioned in the title. Their outlines of apparatus are in general adequate, although exact evidence as to the physiologic and pathologic changes produced by the application of these methods is hardly sufficient on which to found any definite statement as to their real virtues. The section on treatment suffers, as do most books on special therapy, by the fact that the special technic is used in numerous instances combined with well established therapeutic methods which frequently yield good results in the absence of special therapy. The statement is made that diathermy offers great help in the treatment of diseases of the optic nerve, without however,

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