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September 2, 1944

A Manual of Physical Therapy

JAMA. 1944;126(1):61. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850360063033

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Abstract

This is the third revised edition of a book formerly published under the title "Physical Therapy for Nurses." It is divided into six parts: Part I is an introduction dealing with physical forces and the history of physical therapy, part II deals with heat and light, part III with electricity, part IV with hydrotherapy, part V with massage and exercise and part VI with applied physical therapy. The sections on heat and light and on electrotherapy have been considerably revised, and new illustrations have been added in this edition. The section dealing with massage and exercise has been amplified, and a new final chapter on "Physical Therapy in War" is a timely addition. This textbook should continue to serve as a valuable manual for teaching physical therapy to nurses, and it can also be considered a useful volume for the physician who is unfamiliar with physical medicine and who desires

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