November 1967

Physiology of Muscular Exercise, American Heart Association Monograph No. 15.

Author Affiliations

Portland, Ore


Edited by Carleton B. Chapman, MD. Price, $3. Pp 226, with 156 illustrations. American Heart Association, Inc., 44 E 23rd St, New York 10010, 1967.

Arch Intern Med. 1967;120(5):640-641. doi:10.1001/archinte.1967.00300040124031

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This volume is a remarkable collection of papers presented at the dedication of a new cardiovascular laboratory at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in February 1966. Rarely are the efforts of so many distinguished authorities from several countries combined in a single source. The availability of the cited reference lists alone is worth the modest cost of the monograph for anyone interested in the physiology of exercise.

Each group of authors has offered its experience in some single area of exercise physiology, and most of the papers are concise reviews. Lengthy discussions of the broad field were avoided; the result is a series of easily read essays. The scope of the symposium is broad, beginning with a statement of some of the unsolved problems in exercise. Fascinating discussions of comparative physiology and theoretical relationships of body size and shape to work performance in various species follow. Central hemodynamics and cardiac

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