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October 8, 1927

Lehrbuch der Massage. Band I: Die funktionellen Erkrankungen des Bewegungsapparates und die Theorie der Massage. Band II: Die Technik der Massage des Bewegungsapparates, der männlichen und weiblichen Beckenhöhle. Second edition.

JAMA. 1927;89(15):1271. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690150081043

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This is the second edition of a massive work on massage in medical practice. The art which has been known to mankind since the earliest times has been developed coincidentally with our knowledge of anatomy and physiology, so that modern treatment of the tissues by this method is based on the fundamental sciences. The indications and contraindications to massage are concerned with the pathology of the tissues to be treated. It is, for instance, an aphorism that an inflamed muscle should not be manipulated. The technic of massage of various portions of the body is thoroughly elaborated in this work. The effects of massage on the circulation of the blood and on the muscle tonus of various portions of the body is likewise indicated. Obviously, a part of the difficulty of evaluating this method of treatment is the fact that few diseases are treated by massage alone. A part of

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