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March 8, 1965

Rehabilitation Medicine: A Textbook on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Author Affiliations

Meriden, Conn


By Howard A. Rusk, 2nd ed. 668 pp, 236 illus. $15.50. C. V. Mosby Co., 3207 Washington Blvd, St. Louis 3, 1964

JAMA. 1965;191(10):872. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080100090046

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In the six years since the first edition of this comprehensive book was published, scientific advances and clinical studies have necessitated the virtual rewriting of five complete chapters. "Principles of Home-Making and Housing" has been considerably revised and improved, with new diagrams and illustrations. "Principles in the Management of Communication Impairment" is a complete revision of the chapter on speech problems. Considerations of simple voice disorders and cleft palate have been omitted. "Management of Vocational Problems" has been brought up to date and amplified. Chapters on the "Evaluation and Treatment of the Child with Cerebral Palsy" and the "Patient with Vascular Disease" have been completely rewritten to take advantage of new concepts.

In other chapters much new material has been added to the discussions of prescription and evaluation of occupational therapy, progressive muscular dystrophy and related disorders, and the evaluation and treatment of the patient with emphysema. The new nomenclature

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