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October 31, 1903

The Principles and Practice of Hydrotherapy. A Guide to the Application of Water in Disease. For Students and Practitioners of Medicine.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(18):1101. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490370043013

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The appearance of this second edition so soon after the previous one indicates its usefulness and the timeliness of the work. It is the only satisfactory treatise on the subject in our language. The author has cut down the material which he deemed necessary in his first edition to support his beliefs in the general use of hydrotherapeutics and has added a chapter on insanity based on the recorded observations of practical alienists. We believe the present edition will be received with the same favor as was the first, and perhaps even with more, since the first volume has educated the medical public to some extent in the use of water. The book should be read by every general practitioner. While hydrotherapy is overdone in some respects, as in the Brand treatment of typhoid fever in some cases, there are many other ways—beside the full bath—in which the antithermic and

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