PHYSIOLOGY OF BODILY EXERCISE - LaGrange, 1st Ed 1890 - EARLY SPORTS MEDICINE
PHYSIOLOGY OF BODILY EXERCISE - LaGrange, 1st Ed 1890 - EARLY SPORTS MEDICINE
PHYSIOLOGY OF BODILY EXERCISE - LaGrange, 1st Ed 1890 - EARLY SPORTS MEDICINE
PHYSIOLOGY OF BODILY EXERCISE - LaGrange, 1st Ed 1890 - EARLY SPORTS MEDICINE
PHYSIOLOGY OF BODILY EXERCISE - LaGrange, 1st Ed 1890 - EARLY SPORTS MEDICINE
PHYSIOLOGY OF BODILY EXERCISE - LaGrange, 1st Ed 1890 - EARLY SPORTS MEDICINE
PHYSIOLOGY OF BODILY EXERCISE - LaGrange, 1st Ed 1890 - EARLY SPORTS MEDICINE
PHYSIOLOGY OF BODILY EXERCISE - LaGrange, 1st Ed 1890 - EARLY SPORTS MEDICINE
PHYSIOLOGY OF BODILY EXERCISE - LaGrange, 1st Ed 1890 - EARLY SPORTS MEDICINE
PHYSIOLOGY OF BODILY EXERCISE - LaGrange, 1st Ed 1890 - EARLY SPORTS MEDICINE

PHYSIOLOGY OF BODILY EXERCISE - LaGrange, 1st Ed 1890 - EARLY SPORTS MEDICINE

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Title: PHYSIOLOGY OF BODILY EXERCISE

AuthorFernand LaGrange
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1890 (First English Edition)
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 395, with publisher advertisements at end

Illustrated: No

Book Details + Condition: Scarce PHYSIOLOGY OF BODILY EXERCISE — a first (English) edition, 1890 from the International Scientific Series. First edition in French, 1888. The author has long been considered a founder of early "Sports Medicine". Publisher's original decorated red boards, with gilt title (etc) on spine. In very good condition: minimal shelfwear and clean interior pages (no markings), save former owner's name in old pencil on first blank page. Contents include: The Organs of Movement; Movements; Heat; Fatigue; Breathlessness; Habituation to Work; The Different Exercises; The Results of Exercise; The Office of the Brain in Exercise; and much more. Please see images of Table of Contents for more detail, and below for information on the author and his work.

French physician Fernand Lagrange (1845-1909) emphasized the great value of physical exercises and stated: "The application of physical exercises is not sufficiently guided by physiological notions." In this way he actually started with a primary form of 'Sports Medicine'. He was convinced that physical development begins with the development of the lungs and that a breathing test is the best way to determine the value of an exercise. As an expert of the ministry, he traveled to Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Austria to study different methods.

Some of his most important works:

Physiologie des exercises du corps (Physiology of body exercises) (1888)
L'hygiène de l'exercice chez les enfants et les jeunes gens (Exercise hygiene in children and young people) (1890)
Réflexion sur la réforme de l'éducation physique (Reflection on the Reform of Physical Education) (1892)
La méditation par l'exercice (Meditation by Exercise) (1894)
Les mouvements méthodiques de la mécanothérapie (The methodical movements of mechanotherapy) (1899)