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June 19, 1937

Maternity and Post-Operative Exercises in Diagrams and Words

JAMA. 1937;108(25):2161-2162. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780250075028

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In this book Margaret Morris illustrates and describes a series of twenty-one exercises for pregnant and puerperal women and women who have been operated on. Special attention is given to training in deep breathing and relaxation to establishing good posture. Prof. R. W. Johnstone observed the teaching of these exercises for a year at the Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital and he is of the opinion that the results are distinctly encouraging. Prof. John Fraser, who wrote the introduction to the section on postoperative exercises, is satisfied with the soundness of Miss Morris's scheme and believes that their application will yield most beneficial results. The author emphasizes that the book is intended primarily for masseuses, midwives and nurses who have taken the "maternity and postoperative exercise diploma" of the International Institute of Margaret Morris Movement and for students doing the two or three years' "teaching" or "remedial" training. The Margaret Morris

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