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August 1932

The Action of Muscles Including Muscle Rest and Muscle Re-Education.

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By Sir Colin Mackenzie, M.D., F.R.C.S., F.R.S. (Edin.), Professor of Comparative Anatomy and Director of the Australian Institute of Anatomy, Canberra; formerly member of the Council of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the Staff of the Military Orthopaedic Hospital, Shepherd's Bush, London, and Examiner in Anatomy to the Universities of Melbourne and Adalaide; Co-Editor of "Treves' Surgical Anatomy." Second edition. Price, $3.50. Pp. 288, with 100 illustrations. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1930.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(2):348-349. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150150180017

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At the February meeting of the Congress on Medical Education, Medical Licensure and Hospitals, one session (on February 16) was devoted to physical therapy. This evidence of the increasing importance attached by the medical profession to this subject explains somewhat the demand for a second edition of this book, for, as Mackenzie says, physical therapy is myology, and it is only "a question of time when a Department of Myology will be a principal feature in every orthopedic institution." Muscles constitute more than 40 per cent of the weight of the ordinary man; treatment of their disabilities furnishes most of the work of the physical therapeutists, and a better understanding of their mode of action has already led to great improvement in treatment, in reeducation of muscles and in the after-lives of patients, especially of those disabled by poliomyelitis or wounds sustained at war. The results obtained by Mackenzie and

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