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October 11, 1947

Physical Medicine in General Practice

JAMA. 1947;135(6):393. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890060073025

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The place of physical medicine in the fields of medicine and surgery and in those specialties in which it is of particular value is presented by a group of contributors each one of whom has been carefully selected for his experience and long years of study of the subject. The content of the book is well balanced. Emphasis is placed on the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of physical medicine according to their importance in each field. The book is written primarily for practicing physicians and surgeons. Therefore the technical side of physical medicine has been minimized and the emphasis has been placed on the clinical application of the various technics to the conditions commonly encountered by the practitioner. The excellent chapter on factors to be considered in prescribing physical medicine by Dr. Earl C. Elkins is of particular significance, for it is only through the use of a carefully considered

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