HOWARD A. RUSK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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In the minds of most internists, physical medicine and rehabilitation is a medical specialty which is primarily applicable to the specialties of orthopedics, surgery and neurology, but which lacks a close relationship to internal medicine. Until the last few years this concept was somewhat justified, for physical medicine was largely concerned with the passive application of light, heat, water and massage, and, although widely used in the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis and other disorders of particular interest to internists, the greater emphasis was placed upon orthopedic and neurologic conditions.
During the past few years, however, there has developed
RUSK HA. THE INTERNIST'S NUMBER ONE PROBLEM-CHRONIC DISEASE IN AN AGING POPULATION1. Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:1341–1348. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-6-1341
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(6):1341-1348.
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