In the light of advances in the field in recent years, the writer adds to his previous works, "Diathermy and its Application to Pneumonia" and "Physical Reconstruction and Orthopedics", a volume on physiotherapy of fundamental simplicity and thoroughness.
Part 1 is a combination of instruction in physics, hospital management and physiology dealing with galvanism, ionization, sinusoidal and galvanic currents, faradism, static, high frequency, phototherapy, actinotherapy, thermotherapy, massage, exercise and hydrotherapy. Under each subject the principles involved are discussed in detail, the theoretical application and selection with reference to special conditions, both physiologic and mechanical, are dealt with and the comparative values discussed. With each there are careful plans and instructions for installation and use with photographs and plans of methods of application and equipment.
Part 2 is clinical with clinical application of the various methods to disease. Chapters are devoted to the neuromuscular systems, the bones and joints, the cardiovascular