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February 1927


Am J Dis Child. 1927;33(2):362. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130140182023

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This monograph can be recommended to pediatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, physical instructors, teachers and parents for three reasons: 1. It is brief and precise. 2. It presents a practical, specific, dynamic form of therapy. 3. It covers a much neglected and important method of overcoming certain deficiencies in children. The author has had a great deal of experience in the diagnosis and management of subefficient children. In this work he is especially concerned with children who cannot concentrate, who are restless and whose inhibition and coordination are poor. He demonstrates, through vivid illustrations, thirty-four specific exercises whose purpose is the education of children in balance of the nerves and muscles. He suggests those forms of exercise which imitate common daily activities of the child, such as brushing the teeth, washing the face, dressing, running and playing games.

The reviewer, although himself lacking personal experience with these particular exercises, believes that they

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