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July 22, 1933

Hydrotherapy in Hospitals for Mental Diseases.

JAMA. 1933;101(4):308. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740290056043

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Abstract

A book dealing exclusively with hydrotherapy has not been published for some years. In no other field of medicine is hydrotherapy so important as in mental diseases. Therefore there is an important place for such a book as this, and this book admirably fills this need. The book is divided into four parts. The first part considers in detail the technic of the hydriatic procedures that have proved practicable in hospitals for mental diseases. The directions are clear and concise and the illustrations are excellent. The second part is a short discussion of the training and duties of a hydrotherapist, the care of a hospital department, and the records and reports that a hydrotherapist should keep. The third part is for the physician who prescribes hydrotherapy for mental diseases. It considers the scientific basis of hydrotherapy, the effects of the various hydriatic applications, and the indications for hydrotherapy in mental

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