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This volume is devoted to hydrotherapy, thermotherapy, heliotherapy and phototherapy. It also contains notes on American springs by Guy Hinsdale and chapters on the classification of mineral waters and their distribution in the United States by A. C. Peale. The chapter on the "Practice of Phototherapy and Thermotherapy" is written by J. H. Kellogg. This volume also contains a very interesting article by Harvey Cushing on "Saline Irrigation and Infusions." A chapter on "The Methods for Therapeutic Use of Water, Heat, Cold, Light and Mineral Baths" is appended by the editor. This volume is the most useful to the general practitioner of any of the series with the possible exception of Volume VI. Part one treats of the physiologic basis of hydrotherapy, its mechanical and chemical effects on the different organs. Part two considers the technic and methods of application, describing, with splendid illustrations, the method of giving a general
A System of Physiological Therapeutics. A Practical Exposition of the Methods, Other Than Drug-Giving, Useful in the Prevention of Disease and in the Treatment of the Sick. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(22):1401–1402. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480480043013
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