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April 1926

INDIVIDUAL GYMNASTICS.

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Revised. Third edition. Edited by LILLIAN CURTISS DREW. Pp. 275, with 121 engravings. Price, $2.25. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger, 1926.

Am J Dis Child. 1926;31(4):601. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130040144017

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Abstract

This is a handbook of corrective and remedial gymnastics, based on the author's experience in individual gymnastics. It presents to those interested in physical education the causes and treatment of certain physical defects, with especial reference to the individual who requires special training other than the regular gymnastic lesson.

The author emphasizes the prophylactic, as well as the therapeutic phase, and at the same time advocates the cooperation of the gymnastic instructor with the orthopedic surgeon.

This book will be of the most value to physical directors, who have large groups and especially to those who employ gymnastic exercises according to the individual case.

Its content is divided into 16 chapters, which deal with gymnastics, the fundamental anatomy of the framework of the human body, various postures and the correction of faulty postures.

The chapters on shoes and the feet are important features of the text, and although there is

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