Professor Isidor [Israel] Zabludowski (1850-1925?): a forgotten pioneer of the modern scientific massage therapy
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The various massage therapies are in use all over the world. Although the origin of these methods were established in ancient cultures, the medical profession started to explore scientifically these methods only during the 19th century. Professor Isidor [Israel] Zabludowski (1850-1925?) was one of those pioneers who had established a special massage-clinic at the Charite' Hospital in Berlin. His clinical and scientific accomplishments, eventually introduced these methods into modern physiotherapy, are almost totally ignored in the official history of medicine textbooks. Apparently, it should be asked, is the massage therapy a scientific modality at all? And should we always adopt or adhere to evidence-based, double-blind-randomly approved treatments ?
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