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August 21, 1926

Individual Gymnastics. A Handbook of Corrective and Remedial Gymnastics.

JAMA. 1926;87(8):610. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680080076034

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This book emphasizes the individuality, psychology and responsibility of treatment. It contains a short discussion of the anatomy of the spine, skeleton, muscles and ligaments. A thorough consideration of posture is given. In the school hygiene of posture, adjustable seats and desks, the proper writing position, and correction of vision are discussed. The subject of home hygiene, including sleep, meals, food, clothing, teeth, outdoor life, elimination, baths and shoes, is well given. The examination and recording of posture methods are discussed, including the use of the schematograph and the silhouettograph. The grading of posture is described. Under treatment, special exercises are given, including breathing and rib expansion movements. Exercises to increase general and local flexibility are described in detail. There is an interesting chapter on visceroptosis and its treatment by gymnastic measures. The technic of examination of scoliotic patients includes the use of the pantograph, Freiberg's method, the schematograph and

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