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Massage properly applied is of interest to all divisions of medicine and surgery and in some is indispensable. The author has in this volume well classified the different procedures employed by expert masseurs, and the work is well illustrated. As a text-book for nurses' training schools we think it admirably serves the purpose. Less elaborate than Graham it is still complete enough to furnish the necessary information, but perfection in massage can only be reached by a few. No amount of drill can supply delicacy with strength to persons naturally deficient. All, however, may be improved by study and practice. The style of the book is such as to adapt it to recitations and reference rather than continuous reading. We commend the book.
The Art of Massage. Its Physiologic Effects and Therapeutic Applications.. JAMA. 1895;XXV(3):122. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430290040017