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October 1950

Principles and Practice of Therapeutic Exercises.

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By Hans Kraus, M.D. Price, $6.50. Pp. 309, with 94 illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1949.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1950;86(4):645. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230160157016

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The field of therapeutic exercise has been of increasing interest to members of the medical profession in the last few years. A great need has arisen for adequate and detailed information on exercise therapy. The author states that the objective of this book is to suggest to newcomers to the field a basis for rational prescription and application of exercises.

This book attempts to describe some basic qualities of muscular function, outlines methods of testing and measuring these fundamental qualities, and illustrates various technics of exercise, aiming at improvement of function of muscles and joints. There are numerous line drawings illustrating the exercises, and an effort is made to indicate the qualities of muscle function as well as the movement performed. A large part of the book is devoted to the practical application of therapeutic exercises to a wide range of specific pathologic conditions. Some of the conditions which the

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