Book Reviews
December 1947

Vocational and Professional Monographs—Physiotherapy.

Author Affiliations

Thomas Francis Hennessey, M.D. Price, $0.75. Pp. 20. Boston: Bellman Publishing Company, Inc., 1946.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(6):751-752. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010769016

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Recognition of the increasing value of physical procedures has today reached the stage where virtually every specialty makes use of its therapeutic properties. Under the circumstance the great demand is for expositions that offer clear and detailed information that will not only bridge the gap between pharmacologic and physical agents but will provide a logical synthesis for its intelligent use in medical practice. Accordingly, the current need is for texts and monographs of more detailed substance than is usually provided by such abbreviated efforts associated with publications of paper-covered brochures. To be sure, such contributions have their place in scientific literature, especially when the contents of information outweigh the heft of dull tomes. And while one will readily acknowledge that literary nuggets may be often found in both types of treatises, it is clearly illogical to expect to find the essential meat and substance of either theory or practice on

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