This volume is one of the so-called Popular Health Series, volumes of which are being published from time to time by the Appleton-Century Company. It is an unassuming book, not too long, well printed and written, as the author states, in the hope that laymen, as well as professional persons who are interested in the remedial uses of heat, water, sunlight, electricity, massage and exercise, will find the information offered helpful.
It must be difficult to assemble a book dealing with medical matters which will interest the casually reading public and yet be of some use to physicians. This book has accomplished this task with a surprising degree of success. The ordinary physician, in general, knows little about the details of physical therapy. Here he has a chance to learn something of the theory and practice behind the popular forms of treatment which nowadays he often prescribes for his patients.