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November 29, 1913


JAMA. 1913;61(22):2005. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350230059029

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Considering the fact that literature on the technic of massage, particularly in English, is very rare one will acknowledge that the author is filling a want. The book is short, to the point and ought to be well received. There is first a chapter concerning general preparations and length of sitting, as well as definitions of the various manipulations; then well-illustrated chapters on the massage of joints, muscles, nerves and skin, abdomen and the general body massage. There are also a few anatomic pictures illustrating why it should be done just so. One might, of course, find reasons for difference of opinion. On page 38 there is a description and illustration (Fig. 21) of the way in which by raising the arm, one can get at the capsule of the shoulder-joint and manipulate it, in case it is thickened. Of late, writers on massage advise against vigorous manipulation in the

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