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This excellent new textbook dealing with a limited but important phase of physical medicine is divided into four parts. The first part deals with the effect and technical application of the direct current, the second with electrical stimulation of muscles, the third with radiation and the fourth with high frequency electrical currents.
The authors are eminently qualified to present the subject with which they are dealing. Osborne, as a trained physiologist who has devoted many years to the subject of physical medicine, and Holmquest, the qualified physicist who has interested himself particularly in medical physics, have collaborated in presenting a difficult subject in an understandable fashion.
The authors state that the book has been written with two groups of students in mind: first, those who are well grounded in science and who desire a thorough and comprehensive training in the fundamentals of electrotherapy, for whom the more advanced work in
Technic of Electrotherapy and Its Physical and Physiological Basis. JAMA. 1944;126(17):1121. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850520063031