Edited by H. Lampert, M.D., Director of the Institute of Physical Therapy at Frankfurt in association with W. Heupke, M.D., of Frankfurt, J. Kowarschik, M.D., of Vienna, and J. Kühnau, M.D., of Wiesbaden. Volume I. Pp. ix + 410, with 94 illustrations and many tables. Dresden and Leipzig: Verlag von Theodor Steinkopff, 1939.
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For many years the Germans have, on the whole, been more seriously concerned with various forms of physical therapy than have physicians in the United States. The editors of this venture now sense the need of bringing together from time to time, in readable form, reports of the advancing knowledge in the contiguous fields of physical therapy, dietetic therapy and chemotherapy.
Volume I of the series starts off at a good pace. Exercise, heat, baths, climate, short wave therapy and diet each receive consideration. The editors have gathered together a group of articles, clearly presented by competent writers, on various uses of these methods in the treatment of different types of disease.
The section of the volume which deals with dietetic therapy is, to an American reader at least, somewhat commonplace. It is always stimulating, however, to interchange ideas with physicians from other parts of the world; thus, to read
Ergebnisse der physikalisch-diätetischen Therapie.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(5):1190-1189. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190170180013