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December 14, 1935

Mechanics of Normal and Pathological Locomotion in Man

JAMA. 1935;105(24):2011. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760500063030

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Abstract

This long awaited book is the combination of many years of the hardest type of labor on this and related subjects. It reveals a tremendous amount of allied research and study, especially in higher mathematics. The author has even been perfecting himself in a knowledge of calculus. As a student of orthopedic surgery in America, he is of course well recognized. It is anticipated that this book will stimulate interest and further study of this important subject, which at first seems abstract but which in its application is intensely practical. It concerns such conditions as poliomyelitis, arthritis, fractures, dislocations, postural defects and scoliosis. The chapters that are especially good are those on the mechanics of the human gait, the pathomechanics of the gait, the physical properties of bone and the dynamics of muscle action. The chapter entitled "From Ancients to Haller" is a classic. It would be impossible to produce

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