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August 4, 1956

Handbook of Physical Therapy

JAMA. 1956;161(14):1429. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970140085026

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Abstract

This book is not to be confused with the original "Handbook on Physical Therapy," edited by the Council on Physical Therapy (no longer extant) in 1936 and published by the American Medical Association. Although this book is written by a physical therapist, it has the blessing of physicians and surgeons who are proficient in their respective fields. Written for anyone interested in physical medicine, it is primarily intended for physical therapy technicians and as a ready reference for nurses in hospitals, in clinics, and in physicians' offices. The author advises the technicians and nurses to be guided by physicians' directions and to follow carefully the prescription of the physician in charge of the patient. In general, it is conservatively written, and the bibliography and source material are good. There are, however, controversial features. Some of the therapeutic suggestions mentioned will probably provoke discussion, since authorities differ. For example, under therapeutic

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