Book Reviews
November 1944

Body Poise.

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By Walter Truslow, M.D., F.A.C.S. Price, $4.50. Pp. 312, with 96 illustrations. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins Company, 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(5):360. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020110061012

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Dr. Truslow, who is a consulting orthopedic surgeon for a number of hospitals in the city of New York, has written this book primarily for those who are interested in posture, or, as it is more recently designated, body mechanics. These would include orthopedic surgeons, pediatricians with an interest in posture and laymen interested in physical training and body development. It is written in the style typical of textbooks.

In the first part of the book the author deals with the anatomy of the human body, especially as it applies to the structures involved in the maintenance of a good figure. In turn, a good figure, Dr. Truslow states, is conducive to good general health and improved functioning of the various organs of the body. In this part of the book he also analyzes the gymnastic kinesiology of the motor mechanism of the human frame. He describes eight fundamental positions

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