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January 20, 1945

Practical Occupational Therapy for the Mentally and Nervously III

JAMA. 1945;127(3):189. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860030061029

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This edition is evidently arranged primarily for the occupational therapy worker in mental hospitals. Over half the book is devoted to technics of various crafts; another portion is devoted to the operation of the occupational therapy department, while a smaller part is used for the excellent portrayal of history and theory of occupational therapy as applied to mental patients. Although it is not suitable as a textbook in schools of occupational therapy, the book will serve as a source of inspiration for the many therapists in mental hospitals. Physicians and administrators will find this volume helpful in gaining a working knowledge of occupational therapy and its uses in treating mental patients. Commendable features are the bibliographies at the end of the chapters and the use of case history reports to demonstrate principles. These features clarify the theory and emphasize the practical applications of occupational therapy.

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