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June 2, 1934

La diathermie et ses applications médicales

JAMA. 1934;102(22):1876. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750220054031

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This is an enlarged and completely revised edition of a work forming one of the nineteen monographs on facts of physical therapy, edited and in this instance written by Duhem. It follows in general outline the style laid down for the entire series, presenting the available theories and proved facts of diathermy and its medical practice with the least amount of circumlocution. To accomplish this and to keep it within its present size, a great deal of detail has been sacrificed in order to stress the basic facts and principles on which this discipline is founded. Discussions are therefore concise, the subject matter having that orderly arrangement of sequence—theory preceding practice—which makes it a practical exposition on the subject. In the space of seven chapters the author has managed to present in rough outline the historical background of high frequency therapy, its physical principles and electrophysiologic data, even to the

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