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October 23, 1937

Précis de physiothérapie clinique

JAMA. 1937;109(17):1389. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780430067032

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The author of this volume is editor of a series of excellent monographs on the principles and technic of the various forms of physical therapy, including radiotherapy. Perhaps this accounts for the present volume being principally devoted to the clinical use of physical measures. The first part presents a concise but somewhat disproportionate description of the five principal procedures in physical therapy: electricity, radiation, water, motion and cold; for of 122 pages only four serve to describe the principles of hydrotherapy, including that of cold applications, while the chapter on "cold" consists of but two pages describing the action and technic of carbon dioxide snow. Four hundred and thirty pages present the clinical application of physical therapy under the chapter headings of disorders of the nervous system, diseases of nutrition, endocrine syndromes, gastro-intestinal, circulatory, respiratory and genito-urinary diseases, and disorders of the bones and joints, the blood and hematopoietic organs,

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