Center of Gravity Diagram by Karpovich (c. 1958)
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This page has eight detailed diagrams of an invention by Peter V. Karpovich that locates the center of gravity in footwear. He filed the patent for this device on June 16, 1958 and was issued the patent, number 2,995,924, on August 15, 1961. Peter V. Karpovich (1896-1975) was born in Russia and trained as a medical doctor at the State Military Academy of Medicine in Petrograd (St. Petersburg), Russia in 1919. Under increasing political and professional turmoil, he fled to Latvia in 1922. In Latvia, Karpovich worked at the Riga YMCA. In 1925, he traveled to the United States to research at Springfield College. While there, he enrolled as a special advanced student and earned a master’s degree in physical education. In 1927, while completing his studies, he became a professor of physiology at the college. In the late 1940s, he met and married his second wife, Josephine Rathbone, an acclaimed scholar of physical education and relaxation. From 1961 to 1969, he served as the director of the physiology research laboratory at Springfield College, where he published several seminal books. Karpovich was a founding member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a consultant to many government, private and educational organizations. He remains an internationally recognized pioneer in physical education.
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Karpovich, Peter V
Center of gravity
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- Karpovich, Peter V. Center of Gravity Diagram by Karpovich (c. 1958). 1958. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/4983. (Accessed June 21, 2018.)
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- Karpovich, Peter V, (1958) Center of Gravity Diagram by Karpovich (c. 1958). Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/4983
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- Karpovich, Peter V. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/4983>.