ARTHUR L. WATKINS, M.D.
Adequate and successful use of physical agents can be expected only when they are prescribed in a thoughtful and scientific manner. It is the duty, therefore, of physicians prescribing physical medicine to use similar accuracy and detail as when prescribing drugs. In both instances instructions are given to an intermediary highly skilled in technical matters, but untrained in diagnosis. Full advantage of the physical therapist's technical skill can be obtained only by indicating the nature of the condition to be treated and the specific effects to be expected from therapy. The choice of agents to be used should be determined
WATKINS AL. PRESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE BY THE INTERNIST(PRESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE BY THE INTERNIST*). Ann Intern Med. 1947;26:569–580. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-4-569
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(4):569-580.
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