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Development of professions
  1. Una Jones
  1. Correspondence to Una Jones, School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 0LY, UK; jonesuf{at}

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The neurological reflection ‘A massage from Queen Square’ stimulated my own contemplation of the origins and development of physiotherapy as a profession. The Massage School at the National Hospital for the Relief and Cure of the Paralysed and Epileptic would have belonged to the Incorporated Society of Trained Masseuses, which was formed in 1900. The Lancet in 19011 applauded this development as ‘the experience of most other countries has shown that several …

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  • Contributors This letter was the idea of UJ. Additional contribution of ideas was made by Dr Monica Busse and Dr Lori Quinn.

  • Funding None.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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