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April 10, 1948

Massage and Remedial Exercises in Medical and Surgical Conditions

JAMA. 1948;136(15):1008. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890320052031

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This book, written by a physical therapist for physical therapists in Great Britain, has had seven editions since 1932. Its well merited success is due to a broad and conservative presentation of the subject matter, which has grown to impressive proportions in successive editions. Each of the twenty-three chapters includes an adequate discussion of pathology, symptomatology and general medical treatment, followed by a full presentation of all forms of physical treatment. This is quite different from the run-of-the mill books on massage. Almost two hundred illustrations and a full index add to the usefulness of the volume, which has been serving as chief guide for the examinations of the Chartered Society of Masseurs and Medical Gymnasts. Physical therapists trained on the level of this book should become invaluable technical assistants indeed to the medical profession.

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