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August 27, 1955

Kinesiology of the Human Body under Normal and Pathological Conditions

JAMA. 1955;158(17):1573. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960170089041

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After 8 introductory chapters on the mechanical properties of bone, muscle, and related tissues, there follow 7 chapters on the trunk, 21 on the extremities, and 2 on the mechanics of normal and abnormal gaits. There is material of value to the physiologist in the discussions of the mechanics of respiration, the dynamics of the vertebral column, and the normal gait. The minute descriptions of the effects of sprains, fractures, and paralyses in various parts will interest orthopedists and neurologists. This book contains a wealth of instructive illustrations, a collection of references at the end of each chapter, an author index, and a subject index. It represents much hard work and will be helpful to mature students of neurology, orthopedics, and rehabilitation.

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