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November 1939

Physikalische Therapie.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1939;64(5):1132. doi:10.1001/archinte.1939.00190050238021

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Abstract

This is the twenty-fifth volume of a series of monographs on various subjects for the "practicing physician." The subject of this volume is physical therapy.

The author has covered the entire field of physical treatment, which has now attained extensive proportions. Accordingly, in a 250 page monograph it is possible to include all the developments in this type of therapy in compendious form only. Whereas such a condensation obviously results in loss of certain details, nevertheless the book is of value to the general practitioner as a reference and as a means of rapidly obtaining general information concerning this type of therapy.

The rationale of the various forms of physical therapy, such as hydrotherapy, massage, exercise, application of light and of radium and electrotherapy, is discussed briefly. Their indications and technics are described. The book is profusely illustrated with charts, diagrams and photographs. A complete index, in which the prominent

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