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May 28, 1932

Exercise and Its Physiology.

JAMA. 1932;98(22):1936. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730480086032

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The vast amount of research on the physiology of exercise and rest in recent years has prompted the publication of several books on the subject. The authors here review the accumulated material and present their conclusions "in nontechnical language" so as to make the book especially valuable for students of physical education and for students and teachers of physiology. Where the evidence is still controversial, they present both points of view. The book is divided into twenty-six chapters, which consider the mechanisms of movement, the physiologic properties of muscle, the nature of fatigue and of recovery, and the physiology of the blood and respiration during exercise. Four chapters concern the circulation and its adaptation to activity. The volume concludes with a consideration of the second wind and of the effects of training on exercise and activity.

Although the authors have attempted to make their presentation nontechnical, it certainly could be

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