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May 11, 1940

Ergebnisse der physikalisch-diätetischen Therapie

JAMA. 1940;114(19):1954. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810190116033

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This is the first of a series of monographs the object of which according to the preface is to report on new progress as well as on standard methods in physical therapy, in nutrition and dietetics including hormones and vitamins, in balneology and climatology, and in "sport medicine." Physical and dietetic methods have always been used in combination by German clinicians, especially at the spas, but under the new régime it has now been decreed not only that they are entitled to equal consideration with chemical or drug therapeutics but that increased attention must be paid to all "natural" healing methods. Many lay naturopaths accordingly have been admitted to practice their cult. The eleven monographs of this volume, however, have been written by prominent medical men and include a large variety of topics. The work treatment of diabetes is presented by Katsch, of Greifswald University, director of a diabetic home

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