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September 3, 1932

Physiotherapy: Its Principles and Practice.

JAMA. 1932;99(10):853. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740620063033

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Probably the most significant lesson to be derived from the reading of this book is the realization of the great variety of methods utilized in physical therapy and the overlapping of effects obtained by their employment. The entire category of agencies and technics now practiced as physical therapy is discussed, but, owing to the limited space devoted to each subject, only the most cursory impressions are left with the reader. From a practical point of view the book offers little more than an extensive propaganda in favor of this discipline. As a contribution to the subject it fails to add to the knowledge that is already at hand, contributed both by the earlier publications of Humphris and by the publications of contemporary writers in this field of practice. It is deficient in necessary detail because it has emphasized the broadest concepts of its clinical practice. The large canvas on which

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