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This rather contradictory title might be improved, perhaps, by the elimination of the word "exercise," for the book is a strong brief for the treatment by rest. Sixty-five of the 158 pages of reading matter are given over to a historical presentation of the early treatment of tuberculosis by the pioneers in this field, Brehmer, Dettweiler and Trudeau. While quite interesting, from a biographic standpoint, much of the material might well have been omitted. The author justly places Dettweiler in advance of Brehmer, whose ideas of rest as a therapeutic factor seem to have been almost nonexistent; in fact, Brehmer seems to have been, primarily, a hydrotherapist. The author also takes up the exercise methods of Paterson of Frimley, England, and reaches a logical conclusion that the strenuous work therapy of the latter has little to commend it, judging from ultimate results. Paterson relies more on the general body conditions
The Cure of Pulmonary Tuberculosis By Rest and Exercise. JAMA. 1924;83(16):1265. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660160055033
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