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June 1946

Electrotherapy and Light Therapy with the Essentials of Hydrotherapy and Mechanotherapy

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(6):678. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510350118022

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The fifth volume of Kovác's excellent book dealing with many aspects of physical medicine is most welcome. As the title implies, special emphasis is placed on electrotherapy and light therapy, though consideration is also given to hydrotherapy and mechanotherapy. In this edition, a new chapter on hypothermy has been added. The important subjects of roentgen and radium therapy have not been included. All chapters have been revised and brought up-to-date and 87 new illustrations have been added and 49 obsolete ones deleted.

The book is divided into five parts, with thirty-seven chapters. Part I discusses fundamental electrophysics and the general conversion and distribution of electricity. Any physicians interested in physical medicine, including the dermatologist, should read this part of the book with great care. The subject is explained in an understandable manner and is well illustrated with diagrams and drawings. Indeed, the entire volume has a wealth

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