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April 7, 1945

Physical Medicine in General Practice

JAMA. 1945;127(14):955. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860140073027

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This book has been prepared primarily for the general practitioner. It contains descriptions of many procedures. The section on hydrotherapy includes descriptions of the steps in the application of the various types of wet compresses and packs to the body. The simple types of whirlpool baths that can be used in the office and in the hospital are described. The section on infra-red irradiation contains a brief description of the physics of radiant energy and the use of luminous bakers, heat lamps and cabinet baths. The limitations and lack of practicability of the cabinet baths are not emphasized. Only the long wave or conventional diathermy is discussed in the chapter on diathermy. The author uses the term "short wave currents" instead of the commonly used term "short wave diathermy" in discussing the high frequency currents produced by vacuum tube oscillators. The effective and practical technics of applications of condenser pads

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