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April 28, 1951

Functional Anatomy of the Limbs and Back: A Text for Students of Physical Therapy and Others Interested in the Locomotor Apparatus

JAMA. 1951;145(17):1389. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920350083039

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This book satisfies, beyond a doubt, all its claims as a textbook for beginning students of physical therapy and others interested in the locomotor apparatus. The author carries considerable authority and his material much weight. The book is a textbook in character. The author's purpose is to provide a readable account of that portion of the anatomy which is of particular interest to those concerned with the functions of the muscles and movements of the body. It is to be used primarily by students who have only a slight background in biology and as an introduction to formal training in human anatomy. The essential anatomy is described simply but authoritatively. It is written for the beginning nonmedical student. The author has drawn material from many sources. The style of writing is simple; the illustrations are excellent. The book can be recommended without hesitation for those for whom it was intended.

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