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The great importance of rest in the treatment of disease is generally recognized, but in spite of its importance the field has remained practically unexplored from a scientific standpoint. Rest has been found useful in treatment in all branches of practice. It is commonly prescribed in various acute and chronic infectious diseases, in the more severe metabolic and nervous disorders, in gastro-intestinal and general systemic affections, in asthenia, and in a large variety of surgical conditions. While devoting much effort to the development of other forms of therapeutic measures, medicine has used this, her oldest remedy, wholly naively and with
Progressive Relaxation. A Physiological and Clinical Investigation of Muscular States and Their Significance in Psychology and Medical Practice.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:1167. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-11-1167_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(11):1167.
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