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Article
July 26, 1924

THE INDICATIONS FOR AND METHODS OF EMPLOYING HYDROTHERAPY

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PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1924;83(4):246-249. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660040016005
Abstract

It is quite obvious from facts gathered by actual observation that the medical profession of America bestows too little attention on the subject of hydrotherapy, more particularly, perhaps, as it is related to the treatment of chronic complaints. As a consequence, there is a lack of familiarity with the principles and technic of hydriatics. It is hoped that this paper may serve to arouse greater interest in the subject as a whole, although it will be, as the title indicates, limited to a discussion, somewhat in detail, of the indications for and methods of utilizing water in the management of only a certain number of acute and chronic complaints.

INDICATIONS FOR HYDROTHERAPY IN ACUTE INFECTIVE DISEASES  Among the more common acute infectious complaints that are greatly benefited by the proper application of cold water are typhoid fever, lobar and lobular pneumonia, influenza and tonsillitis.In typhoid fever, the cold immersion

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