The valuable and suggestive little treatise whose title I have partially borrowed as the heading of this paper, contains, in my judgment, together with very much that is useful, suggestions of lines of treatment which are open to serious objection, and which, in other hands than the author's, are capable of producing injury rather than benefit. The essential feature in his management of the class of nervous and hysterical valetudinarians which he considers in the work referred to, is the systematic employment of Massage and the Movement Cure. The enforced rest, the characteristic which impresses itself upon the popular mind, and which has given the name to his system is, apart from its influence on the morale as a means of subduing the perverse will of a spoiled child, simply an accident of the massage and the acto-passive exercise, necessary to a certain extent in order to reap the full
LEE B. BLOOD, AND HOW TO MAKE IT; FAT, AND HOW TO REDUCE IT. JAMA. 1885;V(3):57–63. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391030001001
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