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May 10, 1952

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for the Clinician

JAMA. 1952;149(2):210. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930190112046

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The editor of this textbook has combined in its 39 chapters articles by himself and 24 other contributors. It is indicated in the preface that the book was "designed especially to acquaint the average clinician with all the phases of this rapidly developing new special branch of medicine which would be useful to him in practice." It accomplishes the purpose for which it was designed in an excellent manner. This book will not only be of interest to the average clinician but will be of special benefit to the physiatrist, because it presents discussion of the latest developments in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

The first section, entitled "Therapeutic Application of Physical Agents and Procedures," contains chapters on prescription writing in physical medicine, uses of heat, massage, basic principles used in therapeutic exercise, factors involved in posture, training the patient to rest and relax, and occupational therapy. This

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