August 24, 1912

Exercise and Health.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(8):672-673. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270080354032

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This collection of six articles published originally in Outing. and now forming one of the Outing handbooks, was written for laymen and is, therefore, popularized physiology. This, however, does not prevent it from being interesting and graphic. Dr. Hutchinson's ability to put scientific facts in original and striking form is well known. An excellent illustration of this is found in the first paragraph of the first article. "Exercise in primitive times was the price of life. It was only after we had learned to live by our wits and exercise became a luxury, that it began to run into fads. If primitive man neglected his al fresco Delsartean exercises and let his muscles soften, he simply provided a tender titbit for some of his confreres. carnivore or cannibal. It was a case of eat or be eaten and his motto was, 'Do it first.' The gorgeous possibilities of power through

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