By Richard Kovács. Price, $2. Pp. 175, with 10 illustrations. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1934.
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The aim of this small volume is to present in popular language the facts and fallacies of the procedures of physical therapy. As past president of the New York Physical Therapy Society and clinical professor of physical therapy at the New York Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital, Dr. Kovács is well qualified to write on this subject.
Through sales propaganda, literature and commercial radio broadcasts, the public has read or heard a great deal about ultraviolet rays, heat lamps, diathermy, apparatus for reducing fat, electric baths, massage, etc. It is time that these should be discussed by an impartial scientific student of physical therapy.
There is detailed information as to the nature, mode of action and remedial uses of each of the principal healing forces of nature: heat, water, sunlight, electricity, massage and exercise. The fallacies that have been promulgated by charlatans and faddists are frankly explained. The author constantly
Nature, M.D.. Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(1):237. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960140246024