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Book Reviews
January 1930


Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(1):235. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930130247027

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This book is one of the group on infantile pathology and deals with the methods and advantages of physical education in childhood. The author believes that physical exercise improves the physiologic as well as the mental functions. The first chapters are devoted to a discussion of this fact. For infants he advocates exercises such as bending and stretching of the limbs to begin at 3 months. The preschool child is able to take regulated gymnastics, and for the adolescent the more strenuous games such as push ball, football and hockey are advocated. The final chapter on biometry contains some interestingstatistics on groups of children before and after standardized groups of exercise. A good bibliography of the French literature on this subject has been added. The book is well bound in paper as are all this series. This should be of interest to the clinician, because it shows how well directed

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