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November 1926

PHYSIOTHERAPY IN DISEASES OF THE EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT WITH CHAPTERS ON SOME BORDERLINE AFFECTIONS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;4(5):477-478. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00590010503013

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Abstract

This timely contribution will be welcomed by physicians practicing in these special fields, for it is a serious effort to present in a rational manner the possibilities as well as the limitations of this method of treating disease of the eye, ear, nose and throat. The mystery that always surrounds the use of the roentgen ray and radium emanations, as well as the use of electricity in any form, has made the use of such agents as physiotherapy particularly attractive to the medical charlatan. Witness the exploitation that has been carried on among those who are suffering from incurable deafness, the result of degenerative processes, by the irradiation of the pituitary body.

Physiotherapy in these special fields seems to find its greatest usefulness in the treatment of such serious diseases as malignant growths and tuberculosis. That there are several other conditions in which the application of this method of treatment

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