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August 21, 1948

Theory and Practice of Body Massage

JAMA. 1948;137(17):1565. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890510065035

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This is primarily an instruction book for persons of limited education who aspire to become operators of massage parlors. It attempts to cover a wide range of medical subjects, such as anatomy and physiology, classification and physiologic effects of massage, art and practice of massage, hydrotherapy, therapeutic and "reducing" exercises, advice on constipation, use of depilatories and diets, and ends with a few pages on "professional ethics." Hardly worth a review in a medical journal.

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