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Book Reviews
December 1950

Mobilization of the Human Body: Newer Concepts in Body Mechanics.

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By Harvey E. Billig Jr. and Evelyn Loewendahl. Foreword by Carl H. Young, Ed.D. Price, $2. Pp. 65, with 23 illustrations. Stanford University Press, Stanford, Calif., 1949.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(6):1052. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040021067020

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Daily exercises which are carefully planned to meet the needs of the individual person have been proved to be of value in the maintenance of general health and a sense of well-being. Billig and Loewendahl, while teaching the mechanics of good body posture and exercises necessary to develop muscle tonus and strength, also emphasize the importance of relaxation of tight joint capsules, and of contracted fibrous tissue which interfere with the normal free motion of various parts of the body. Technics are well described and illustrations are adequate. Physical therapists and all physicians who are interested in body mechanics and posture training will find this compact little book helpful.

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