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February 1946

Review of Essentials of Body Mechanics in Health and Disease. Fourth edition.

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By Joel E. Goldthwait, M.D., LL.D.; Lloyd T. Brown, M.D.; Loring T. Swaim, M.D., and John G. Kuhns, M.D., with a chapter on "The Heart and Circulation as Related to Body Mechanics," by William J. Kerr, M.D. Price, $5.00. Pp. 337, with 128 illustrations. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1945.

Am J Dis Child. 1946;71(2):199. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1946.02020250089011

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Because of the general interest in physical fitness, the publication of this fourth edition of a book on body mechanics is of special interest. It is a standard book dealing with fundamental subjects, significant to all branches of medicine. It is well written by authorities on the subject. The illustrations and the type of paper and print are clear and good. The authors point out that the relationship of the body mechanics plays an important part in the prevention and cure of many diseases and dysfunctions of the bodily systems. The content is divided into chapters which deal with the various physical types of bodies, the body mechanics with the development of physical deformities and their association with the development of diseases of the various physiologic systems.

Although medical ideas come and go, there should be no argument concerning the influence of body mechanics on the general state of health

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