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Progress in Pediatrics
July 1933

EFFECT OF POSTURE WORK ON THE HEALTH OF CHILDREN

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA

Am J Dis Child. 1933;46(1):148-154. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01960010158015
Abstract

Great strides have been made in the field of preventive medicine, but there yet remains a great deal to be done. I feel fully justified in stating that very little has been done toward the prevention of deformity. By deformity I do not mean the extreme cases of deformity of the spine that one sees in the orthopedic clinics, but I refer to the poor examples of erect posture seen daily. I shall try to point out that there is a fairly definite relationship between posture and health, and also that by preventing bad posture one accomplishes a little toward the prevention of disease in its broadest sense. During recent years one has been constantly confronted with ardent workers who would blame nearly all ailments on some particular offender. Thus there are those who enthusiastically blame foci of infection, ultraviolet rays, vitamins and other factors; one must keep an open

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