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April 1966

Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Am J Dis Child. 1966;111(4):454. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1966.02090070152034

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This book is divided into three parts. The first deals with evaluation of the patient, the second with techniques of management, and the third with evaluation and management of specific disorders. The senior editor, a prominent American physiatrist, in his preface correctly points out the need for a well-organized handbook of physical medicine and rehabilitation. This need has existed for many years. Some of the books currently available would appear to partially fill this void in medical literature but none of them has achieved a uniformly broad appeal. The interests of physical medicine and rehabilitation range over an extremely wide field of medical and paramedical disciplines. It is therefore easy to understand that probably no one textbook can appeal to all those interested in this field. The medical student, the physician in training in this and other specialties as well as the practitioner all seek after knowledge but usually at

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