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March 6, 1954

The Ergonomics Research Society: Symposium on Fatigue

JAMA. 1954;154(10):878. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940440076037

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This book presents a number of contributions dealing with the complex problem of fatigue. It deals especially with anatomic, physiological, and psychological aspects of this problem and the challenge of fatigue to productivity. It has been published under the auspices of the Ergonomics Research Society of England, which was founded in 1949 for the purpose of bringing together anatomists, physiologists, psychologists, engineers, and others interested in the design of machinery and equipment for human use.

A distinguished group of contributors has discussed the subject of fatigue from a wide variety of approaches, including psychological criteria of fatigue; thermal factors in the environment that influence fatigue; tropical fatigue; the effects of fatigue on tremor; some effects of prolonged muscular exertion; the physiological background of fatigue; experiments on positive and negative work; a factor in postponing the onset of fatigue; physiological valuation of work in the Nykroppa Iron Works; muscular potentials as

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