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The value of occupational therapy in the therapeutic regimen for mental patients and those with tuberculosis and heart disease is widely accepted. More recently it has proved useful together with physical therapy in regaining function in extremities affected by disease or trauma. This short book outlines for the student occupational therapist the theory of application for these various groups of patients, including suggested lists of projects which may be used and selected illustrations of apparatus. Although primarily written for occupational therapists, the physician who prescribes occupational therapy will find this a convenient work of reference.
Theory of Occupational Therapy. JAMA. 1947;134(14):1208. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880310066034