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THERAPY THROUGH HORTICULTURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a book to put into the hands of occupational therapists; hospital volunteers with special interest not only in their patients but in horticulture; people who have in their care old people, the crippled, blind, deaf, epileptic, mental cases, people in need of rehabilitation following illness, cardiac cases, etc. Therapy through horticulture is not a new therapy. It is simply being more widely accepted in all these areas- more widely and intelligently used. This volume is a handbook for intelligent application, not only by volunteers but by professionals, with specific instruction and suggestion for specific use. The do's and dont's are important. The keeping of charts in order to evaluate results is given substantial space with concrete data. Cases of the use of horticulture in therapy in hospital gardens, camps and recreational centers for the blind, different types of schools, visiting nurse associations and veteran rehabilitation are presented as evidence of constructive value. And the culminating results, even to patients going on into professional fields, are analyzed.

Publisher: Macmillan