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August 11, 1945

Anatomy and Physiology for Students of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Gymnastics

JAMA. 1945;128(15):1131. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860320073033

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The authors state that this book is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard anatomy and physiology textbooks. The amount of significant information presented in the volume, however, would hardly warrant its general use as a supplementary textbook. The cost of the book may be prohibitive for students. The most instructive chapters are those entitled Living Anatomy and Muscles in Action. The physical therapist, occupational therapist and teacher of physical education need a concentrated and sufficiently detailed diagrammatic and photographic presentation of surface anatomy as it applies to these fields. This section is well done but not complete. The chapter Muscles in Action is interesting for the diagrammatic and outline presentation of muscle function in common activities. The book would be more valuable if this section had been considerably enlarged. The section on physiology is not sufficiently related to the three fields under consideration to be

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