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December 1, 1951

A Textbook of Medical Conditions for Physiotherapists

JAMA. 1951;147(14):1396. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670310086036

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Abstract

The author is a physical therapist who has attempted to write a textbook for others in her profession describing the medical and neurological conditions encountered by physical therapists. The first section is devoted to a discussion of basic pathological changes. The other seven parts of the book are devoted to classifications and descriptions of diseases affecting the various systems of the body. In many instances the classifications used are oversimplified and not generally accepted. Certainly the discussions of the pathology involved should have been written by a pathologist. The applications of physical medicine to the various conditions described are presented briefly and in general terms. The few illustrations that are used are well selected. The plates have been well reproduced, and diagrams are clearly presented.

The material is not sufficiently covered to be a useful reference or textbook for student physical therapists. It is of no value for physicians in

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