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March 1, 1941

Physiotherapy in Medical Practice

JAMA. 1941;116(9):901. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820090101029

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Abstract

The frequency with which monographs on physical therapy are offered to the medical and allied professions in England perhaps indicates that interest in its procedures has reached the broad level of the average practitioner. In the absence of official information from its national body this is now supplied by those whose views are largely drawn from personal experience and past empirical practices. While this should not be interpreted as derogatory to efforts and beliefs presented in such publications, they often lack that indirect stamp of approval insisted on by scientific bodies and demanded by modern physicians schooled in the critical interpretation of physical and speculative data. In the main this book follows in outline volumes which have been published in the past both here and abroad and often recapitulates the early horse and buggy practices with virtually the same nuances and reasons found in the writings of such departed pioneers

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