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September 12, 1936

Handbook of Physical Therapy

JAMA. 1936;107(11):903. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770370067030

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Abstract

This handbook contains articles that have been accepted for publication by the Council on Physical Therapy of the American Medical Association. Several members of the Council have one or more articles in it. This is not a book for specialists —it is a handbook for the student, technician and general practitioner. The purpose is to acquaint the physician and surgeon with a therapy that will aid in arriving at a cure or relieving the disabled and uncomfortable patient. The field of physical therapy is covered in a concise manner, with necessary details given adequate exposition. There are sufficient illustrations, photographs and graphs to aid the reader. Charts, with the illustrative and legendary features carefully attended to, afford excellent methods for teaching students and therapists. The chapter on body mechanics and posture is of definite merit. It presents the standard posture charts as well as methods of training in different age

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