A Text Book of Mechano-Therapy (Massage and Medical Gymnastics) 1899 Axel V. Grafstrom ~ Chiropractic ~ Antique


Title: A Text Book of Mechano-Therapy (Massage and Medical Gymnastics): Especially Prepared for the use of Medical Students and Trained Nurses

Author: Axel V. Grafstrom, B.Sc., M.D.

Description: Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Light fraying at spine ends; corners rubbed and pushed. Minor soiling in the margin of one page, else interior is clean and unmarked. Small bookseller label on front pastedown. 11 fulll-page illustrations by the author. Index. pp. 139, plus [23] publisher's advertisements and booklists.

Grafstrom follows the system as was practiced by the Royal Gymnastic Central Institute, Stockholm, with some modifications, and presents Mechano-Therapy ''in a condensed form, and in a rational and popular way, in order to make it easily understood by the student'' (from the Preface).

Dr. Axel Victor Grafstrom (1858-1925) was born in Sweden, immigrated to the United States in 1883, and maintained a successful medical practice in Queens and, after about 1898, in Jamestown, New York.

I) Introduction, Classification, and Definitions.
II) The Effect of Movements.
III) Gymnastic Postures.
IV) Medical Gymnastics.
V) Massage.
VI) A General Massage Treatment.
VII) Diseases of the Respiratory Organs.
VIII) Movements and Cardiac Diseases.
IX) Mechano-Therapy Used in the Treatment of Rheumatism and Gout.
X) Diseases of the Urinary Organs and Their Treatment by Mechano-Therapy.
XI) Chronic Constipation.
XII) A Short Review of Mechano-Therapy in Connection with Obstetrics.
XIII) Mechano-Therapy as an Agent in the Treatment of Diseases of Children.
XIV) A Few Remarks Concerning the Use of Mechano-Therapy in Connection with Diseases of the Nervous System.
XV) Local Treatment.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Place: Philadelphia
Year: 1899

Keywords: massage therapy, chiropractic, antique,

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