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As stated in the preface, this volume is primarily a textbook on the physiology of muscular activity written for undergraduates in physical education, physical therapy and recreation. The well-organized table of contents indicates that the book is divided into five parts. Part 1 considers muscle physiology, fatigue and the nervous control of muscular activity. Part 2 discusses cardiovascular-respiratory functions in relation to exercise. Part 3 is concerned with the internal environment of the body and changes occurring in the blood, tissue fluid and lymph as a result of skeletal muscle activity. Part 4 discusses skeletal muscle activity and work under such limiting environmental conditions as unusual barometric pressures and extremes of temperature and humidity, as well as under conditions of modern industry. Part 5 contains information of interest to the practicing physician with reference to convalescence and reconditioning, therapeutic exercises, physical fitness, somatotypes and psychosomatic interrelations of the nervous and
The Physiology of Work and Play: A Textbook in Muscular Activity. JAMA. 1950;144(16):1414–1415. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920160088043
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