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Massage as a rational therapeutic measure has not been widely employed in the United States as compared with other countries where it is more readily and widely accepted as a medical responsibility. This difference may be the result of our having large numbers of "baking and massage parlors" operated by "rubbers" or unqualified and untrained personnel. The American public often erroneously makes rather widespread use of these for a variety of purposes, including weight reduction. In addition, the average American physician including the internist until very recently has had little if any orientation to this aspect of therapy in his
Massage. Principles and Techniques.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:1211. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-61-6-1211_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(6):1211.
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