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May 10, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(19):1234. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480190040005

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That massage and gymnastics in skilful hands constitute valuable and efficient therapeutic measures of a large range of applicability is no longer questioned by those who have studied the matter conscientiously. In many of the European countries these forms of mechanical therapy are receiving much more attention and encouragement than seems to be the case in America. In Stockholm there has existed for years a fully equipped, legally authorized and regulated institution—"The Central Institute"—for the instruction and training of properly qualified men and women in massage and gymnastics for therapeutic purposes. In order to enter this institute the applicant must possess the degree of bachelor of arts and the course of instruction and training extends over two or more years. In Berlin we undestand that these forms of mechano-therapy are represented by a regularly constituted chair in the university.

Graduates from the Central Institute in Stockholm and from other reputable

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