October 4, 1930

The Action of Muscles Including Muscle Rest and Muscle Re-education.

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By Sir Colin Mackenzie, M.D., F.R.C.S., F.R.S., Professor of Comparative Anatomy and Director of the Australian Institute of Anatomy, Canberra. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $3.50. Pp. 288, with 100 illustrations. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(14):1044. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720140066039

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This is a scholarly, timely and useful monograph. While the author is a professor of anatomy he is clearly a functional anatomist, and the book will be a valuable aid to the surgeon, the internist and the physical therapist who are dealing with the various types of muscle paralysis brought on by physical trauma or disease. The illustrations are clear, well selected, and helpful. The practical character of the book may be illustrated by the following quotations:

The function of muscle, the all important factor, cannot be successfully taught in the dissecting room; it can only be taught on the living and is largely a question of comparison, a comparison between the normal and the paralytic. Only on this plan can the question of origin and insertion of muscle have more than academic interest for the student and the practitioner.

What significance the expression massage and electricity has in the

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