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October 3, 1925

PHYSICAL THERAPY ABROAD

JAMA. 1925;85(14):1079-1080. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670140065028

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —Many American physicians are still in doubt as to the value of physiotherapy; on the other hand, a growing group of physicians have permitted their enthusiasm to get the better of their more sober judgment. Various electrical agents are in evidence in most of the important clinics of Europe. Galvanization is practiced both as a diagnostic and as a therapeutic agent. Hydrotherapy and heliotherapy are much in vogue at the various spas. Diathermy and ultraviolet therapy enjoy popularity both on the continent and in England, owing to the good results obtained by these agents during the war and the period of reconstruction. Ultraviolet, especially, is accepted with a greater degree of enthusiasm, owing, no doubt, to the splendid researches of such men as Hausser of Berlin, Davos of Dorno, and Hausmann of Vienna.In England, the University of Cambridge offers a six months' course with a diploma

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