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May 22, 1972

Postural Drainage Percussion Paddle

JAMA. 1972;220(8):1131. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200080069024

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To the Editor.—  Postural drainage with percussion has been an accepted treatment modality of patients with chronic lung disease. Single people, living alone have to do-it-themselves.One of my patients invented a selfpercussing wooden paddle (Fig 1 and 2), which he uses with great success and satisfaction to the degree that he wants to share his experience with others who cannot prevail on anyone to perform this therapeutic service.The photos are self explanatory.