On the Centre of Gravity of the Human Body

as Related to the Equipment of the German Infantry Soldier

Authors: Braune, W., Fischer, O.

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It is matter of some surprise that this treasury of information concerning the centres of gravity of various parts of the human body has remained hidden not only from the English speaking world for obvious reasons, but also to some degree from the Ger­ mans themselves. What is less surprising is t!1at this work is a monument to the renouned German thoroughness as demon­ strated by the relentless pursuit of data and the meticulous ac­ curacy of the conclusions. However, these scientific investigations carried out in Leipzig must be viewed in the intellectual climate of the time. In the lat­ ter half of the nineteenth century, and later, Germany underwent an intellectual explosion. It was the age of Rhumkorff, Max Planck, the Weber brothers and Gottingen University. It was said that science came to life during discussions on the train be­ tween Gottingen and Berlin. So the scene was set and Braune and Fischer made good use of it and fulfilled their role as mem­ bers of the Royal Scientific Society of Saxony. When Pauwels (1935) analysed the static and dynamic forces exerted on the hip joint when standing and when walking, he needed data concerning the centres of gravity of the human body and of its different segments. I was faced with the same pre­ requisite when I studied the forces acting on the knee (1976).

Table of contents (3 chapters)

Table of contents (3 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Braune, Wilhelm (et al.)

  • Determining the Position of the Centre of Gravity in the Cadaver

    Pages 11-46

    Braune, Wilhelm (et al.)

  • Determining the Position of the Centre of Gravity in the Living Body in Different Attitudes and with Different Loads

    Pages 47-94

    Braune, Wilhelm (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On the Centre of Gravity of the Human Body
Book Subtitle
as Related to the Equipment of the German Infantry Soldier
Authors
Translated by
Maquet, P.G.J., Furlong, R.
Copyright
1985
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-69611-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-69611-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-69613-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 96
Additional Information
Original German edition published by Hirzel 1889
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