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April 19, 1947

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology for Physical Training Instructors in the Royal Air Force

JAMA. 1947;133(16):1251. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880160077038

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This book attempts to explain important principles of anatomy and physiology having a direct relationship to the Royal Air Force physical training program. The approach to the problem is functional, with emphasis given to the kinesiology involved. Chapters I, II and III are devoted to the fundamental anatomy of bones, muscles and joints, while chapter iv is concerned with the basic physiology having rather direct bearing on exercise. In the remaining portions of the book one chapter is given over to a discussion of posture and corrective exercises, breathing, fitness for flying, general fitness, the instructor's part in rehabilitation and questions commonly asked by instructors. The book is essentially of manual type, having the specific purpose of furnishing a condensed overview of what a professionally prepared physical educator in this country would get ina number of undergraduate courses. Anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, physiology of exercise and corrective and adapted activities are

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