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November 1956

Textbook of Occupational Therapy with Chief Reference to Psychological Medicine.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;98(5):673. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250290133016

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As the title implies, this is a standard text intended for use by occupational therapy students. Its content is quite basic. A brief history of the subject is presented, along with the aims and principals of this type therapy. One section covers the formation and operation of an occupational therapy unit in a general hospital. Another discusses those individual crafts that may be employed. The psychological aspects of this type therapy are reviewed. In this connection there is a section devoted to mental disease which is primarily descriptive and very fundamental. This book probably does not possess any marked advantages over those of this nature already in print. Its value is somewhat limited to occupational therapy students or to those in hospital administration.

W. Hummel, M.D.

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