WM. J. KERR, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOHN B. LAGEN, M.D.
It is our purpose to discuss one of the most important syndromes seen in the practice of adult medicine, and to suggest measures for symptomatic relief based upon knowledge of bodily mechanics and function. We refer especially to a type of obesity which appears to be exogenous in origin, arising in persons whose dietary habits lead to a caloric intake beyond their daily requirements. It is not easy to determine whether individuals with the relaxed habitus are predisposed to the train of events which follows, but it is apparent that when medical attention is sought these patients present the posture
KERR WJ, LAGEN JB. THE POSTURAL SYNDROME RELATED TO OBESITY LEADING TO POSTURAL EMPHYSEMA AND CARDIORESPIRATORY FAILURE1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;10:569–595. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-5-569
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(5):569-595.
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