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March 1959

Therapeutic Exercise.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;103(3):509-510. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270030165026

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Dr. Sidney Licht, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, is one of the leading experts in rehabilitation in the United States. He has now edited a volume of 893 pages on "Therapeutic Exercise," compiled by thirty-six physicians. Dr. Licht himself has contributed three papers, one on "Kinetic Occupational Therapy," one on "History," and an appendix on exercises in general. They all reflect his great learning and experience. Of special value are also the accounts by Dr. Christian Coers, of the University of Brussels, on "The Motor Unit," by Professor H. W. Knipping and Dr. H. Valentin of Cologne University, on "Sports in Medicine," and by Dr. Arthur S. Abramson, of Yeshiva University, New York, on "Exercise in Paraplegia." Other sections are less satisfactory. A chapter which should not have been included is that of Wilfred Barlow, on "Posture and Its Re-Education."

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