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In the preface the author offers a just criticism of the whole medical profession, to wit, that the profession does not give the chronic patient a fair "break"; so much attention is paid to the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of the acutely ill patient that the one who does not respond promptly is slowly pushed aside and preferably forgotten. Poor bodily mechanics will certainly play a far greater rôle in the chronic patient than in the acute one, and this factor is quite apparent to those of us who treat chronically ill people. In general also it is a well
Body Mechanics in the Study and Treatment of Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;8:979–980. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-8-979_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;8(8):979-980.
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