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April 2, 1927

Körper und Arbeit:

JAMA. 1927;88(14):1104. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680400060041

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This is a comprehensive and valuable textbook on industrial physiology. It is written, according to the introduction, by physiologists for manufacturers, engineers, psychologists and "politicians," who, in Germany at least, in increasing numbers are seeking orientation in the "biology of work." The text is a synthetic product, eight men collaborating in the different chapters. The authors are aware that the book is premature, that enough is not yet known about the facts of industrial physiology to justify a book on the subject. The aim of the present volume, however, is that of bringing together what is known in fundamental physiology for the orientation of the groups mentioned. Half the book contains chapters on fundamental physiology, such as may be found in any good textbook. In this volume, however, special stress is laid on the skeletal muscles and the nervous system from the point of view of motion and locomotion, and

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