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January 4, 1941

An Anatomical Analysis of Sports

JAMA. 1941;116(1):84. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820010086033

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Abstract

This book has been prepared to fill a gap which in many cases seems to exist between the fundamental sciences offered to professional physical education students and the sports technic or methods courses which they study. It should give the prospective teachers and coaches of athletics a more definite idea of the parts which the sciences of anatomy, physiology, physics and chemistry should play in physical education. The author hopes that the book will provide an anatomic and physical basis for the selection of certain athletic "forms" such as the tennis strokes, hockey technic and diving, the adaptation of the athletic programs to individual needs and promotion of a better understanding of mechanical and physiologic factors underlying many of the injuries which occur in athletics. A chapter then takes up the functions of the various joints in detail and another one is devoted to muscular action. The rest of the

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