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August 30, 1952

Posture and Pain

JAMA. 1952;149(18):1679. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930350067030

The relation of faulty posture to the production of pain, as presented in this book, is based on the authors' many years of experience as physical therapists in the physical therapy department at Children's Hospital School in Baltimore.

The book deserves special commendation for its attractive format and excellent illustrations. The first chapter considers standard posture, which, according to the text, refers to an "ideal" posture rather than an average posture. It is further indicated in the text that "the authors have not seen an individual who matches the standard in all respects." The second chapter, which is about postural faults, considers deviations from this "standard." It seems peculiar that deviations from a "standard" that has not been observed to exist should be considered as postural faults. It would seem more proper that postural faults be considered as deviations from an acceptable average posture.

The third, fourth, and fifth chapters

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