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April 7, 1951

Recent Advances in Physical Medicine

JAMA. 1951;145(14):1105. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920320079030

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Dr. Francis Bach of London is exceptionally well qualified to present the recent advances in physical medicine and rehabilitation in England. He is well known as an able writer and orator, and he has chosen the 28 contributors wisely. They describe the rapidly growing specialty of physical medicine as it has developed in England more fully than has ever previously been done.

The book is a well organized, authoritative and properly balanced reference work which is divided into eight sections: (1) physics, anatomy and physiology, (2) physical methods, (3) the practice of physical medicine, (4) organization of a physical medicine department, (5) physical medicine in public health, (6) rehabilitation and resettlement, (7) the teaching of physical medicine and (8) an appendix containing discussions on rehabilitation of spinal injuries, postoperative breathing exercises and postural drainage.

The editor and the various contributors have succeeded admirably in describing the recent advances in physical

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