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April 1, 1939

Electrotherapy and Light Therapy

JAMA. 1939;112(13):1290-1291. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800130074034

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The publication of the third edition of this textbook within five years is an indication of its popularity and usefulness. An examination of the extensive revision and enlargement of this edition also reveals that the author has included many of the recent advances in the rapidly growing field of physical therapy in general and electrotherapy and light therapy in particular. There are enlargements of sections on newer methods in electrical treatment, with two new chapters on short wave diathermy and a new chapter on artificial fever by electrical means, as well as revision of the whole volume. While the book was primarily intended to present that part of modern physical therapy which practicing physicians may themselves carry on in their office, the scope is so broad that it should be of value to students interested in a nonmathematical survey of the physics of electricity and radiant energy and the physiologic

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