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Book Reviews
October 1940

Physical Therapy for Nurses.

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By Richard Kovacs, M.D. Second edition. Price, $3.25. Pp. 335, with 99 illustrations and 27 tables. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger, 1940.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(4):1006. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000040225023

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Realizing that physical therapy is one of the rapidly growing allies of medicine, Dr. Kovacs has reedited his book "Physical Therapy for Nurses," bringing up to date the various phases of physical therapy technic.

The book deals with the essentials of physics, chemistry and biophysics and offers instruction in the application of heat, electricity, light, water, massage and exercise.

Dr. Kovacs has the happy faculty of presenting technical knowledge in an entertaining and easy style, which should make his book an excellent reference for the physician and his office assistant, if he has any of the modern physical therapy equipment and has not the services of a trained physical therapeutist at his disposal.

The chapters on fever therapy, short wave diathermy and colonic irrigation are new, and those on heliotherapy, the use of artificial light, electrotherapy and hydrotherapy have been revised to include the most recent theories and methods.


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