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August 1932

The Action of Muscles Including Muscle Rest and Muscle Re-Education.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(2):348-349. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150150180017

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At the February meeting of the Congress on Medical Education, Medical Licensure and Hospitals, one session (on February 16) was devoted to physical therapy. This evidence of the increasing importance attached by the medical profession to this subject explains somewhat the demand for a second edition of this book, for, as Mackenzie says, physical therapy is myology, and it is only "a question of time when a Department of Myology will be a principal feature in every orthopedic institution." Muscles constitute more than 40 per cent of the weight of the ordinary man; treatment of their disabilities furnishes most of the work of the physical therapeutists, and a better understanding of their mode of action has already led to great improvement in treatment, in reeducation of muscles and in the after-lives of patients, especially of those disabled by poliomyelitis or wounds sustained at war. The results obtained by Mackenzie and

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