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June 1928

The Physiology of Exercise.

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A text-book for Students of Physical Education. By James Huff McCurdy, A.M., M.D., M.P.E., Director of Physical Education Course in the International Young Men's Christian Association College, Springfield, Mass.; Editor of the American Physical Education Review. Second edition, thoroughly revised. Illustrated. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1928.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;41(6):925-926. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130180158011

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The subtitle of the book more nearly describes the character and aims of the book since it is essentially a textbook for students in physical education rather than a monograph on the physiology of exercise. The first half of the book is devoted to the general effects of exercise on bodily functions such as circulation, blood pressure, heart rate, blood composition, and the effects of exercise in the way of training and neuromuscular mechanism. The second part deals more specifically with the effects of certain types of exercise such as gymnastics, swimming, rowing and running on the bodily functions. There is a chapter on Physical Efficiency Tests and a concluding chapter on the Physiology of Training. Each chapter is concluded with a fairly complete bibliography and a detailed set of questions covering the content of each chapter. These questions appear like elementary examination questions.

The author appears conversant with the

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