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As pointed out by Dr. C. H. McCloy in the introduction to this handbook, "the concepts of mechanics have usually been taught with no relationship to the movement of man." The author has overcome this difficulty by assembling special experiments and problems which do apply to man. This text is "designed as a workbook and study aid for students of kinesiology." It includes twenty-one lessons on various phases of kinesiology, and in each lesson there is an introduction, a list of references, a list of equipment required for the lesson, a description of the project and, finally, a list of questions elucidating the facts learned from the lesson.
Such subjects as motion in relation to structure of joints, action of the muscles of the various parts of the body, muscular tonus, muscular fatigue, leverage, inertia, relaxation, locomotor skills, development of muscular strength and of muscular tonus and measurement of strength
Kinesiology Handbook: A Study Guide and Laboratory Manual. JAMA. 1948;138(10):787. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900100067040