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October 22, 1887

A Manual of Treatment by Massage and Methodical Muscle Exercise.

JAMA. 1887;IX(17):543-544. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400160031013

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At the close of the first chapter of his book Schreiber draws the following conclusions from personal experience: 1. Every physician having the inclination and ability, no matter where he may practice, may acquire, self-taught, and successfully employ the methods of mechano-therapy in the treatment of disease. 2. The absence of apparatus such as is generally found in the regular establishments is no insurmountable obstacle to success. It may only render the application of the system a little more difficult, and perhaps retard the cure somewhat. 3. Old and special cases, requiring special means, special experience, and special treatment, are best referred to the establishment of some specialist. 4. Laymen, by instruction, and by observing others, may be trained to perform all the various manipulations, but allowing them the independent treatment of a case is not always without danger to the patient.

The second chapter of the book is devoted

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