Book Reviews
October 1941

Foundation of Short Wave Therapy.

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Physics—Technics—Indications; an Introduction to the Physico-Technical Principles and Medical Applications of Short Electric Waves for Physicians and Biologists. Physics and Technic by Wolfgang Holzer; Medical Applications by Eugen Weissenberg. Translated by Justina Wilson and Charles M. Dowse. Price, $5.00. Pp. 228, with 53 illustrations. New York: The Chemical Publishing Company, 1940.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;62(4):898. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000160199015

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Nearly six years have elapsed since this text was first translated from the original German, and though its contents have in no way been revised it still must be regarded as one of the impressive contributions on the subject. It is apparent that the American publisher has merely purchased the surplus stock of the British publishers; the only feature new in this format is the presence of two pasted labels which refer to sales propaganda and the domestic address of the sales distributor. Because one recalls the laudatory reception of both the German and the English edition in America, one cannot but express deep regret at the circumstance which made it impossible for the Viennese authors to revise the book according to the high standards established in their initial contribution. The last heard of the authors was that Holzer was in forced service on the Continent and Weissenberg was in

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