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June 1, 1957

Occupational Therapy: Principles and Practice

JAMA. 1957;164(5):618. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980050108034

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Extensive revisions have been made in this new edition of a leading book in its field. Especially to be noted is the revision of the chapter on upper extremity amputees. Emphasis is placed not only on the types and working mechanisms of a variety of prosthetic devices but also on details of retraining the amputee from the physical and psychic standpoints. Other major changes involve the sections on occupational therapy for children, bibliotherapy, and psychotherapy. The chapters on drama in the first edition have been replaced by those on the role of music and recreational therapy ( games ). The chapter on occupational therapy in tuberculosis could have been shortened, in view of therapeutic advances and shorter sanatorium care. Throughout the book careful attention is given to the need for physician-supervised occupational therapy departments and the need for close teamwork in treating patients requiring rehabilitation.

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