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July 15, 1950

Electrotherapy and Light Therapy with Essentials of Hydrotherapy and Mechanotherapy

JAMA. 1950;143(11):1037. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910460095034

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The author has been a pioneer in physical medicine in this country. This new sixth edition of his book brings up to date information on certain important aspects of physical medicine. It will be useful both as a reference book and as a textbook for psychiatrists, general practitioners and specialists in various fields who are called on to prescribe physical therapy for their patients. The author has been primarily interested in providing detail on the scientific basis for the medical use of electrical currents and radiant energy. The basic concepts of electrophysics which are essential to a proper understanding of the use of electricity in medicine are presented in a sound and elementary form which is easily understandable to the average physician, with his limited background in physics and mathematics. The physiologic effects of the various electric currents on the body tissues are described. Practical descriptions of acceptable technics for

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