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March 30, 1912

After-Effects of Athletics

Author Affiliations

Montclair, N. J.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(13):955. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030353026

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To the Editor:  —As an old hygienist, I was delighted with your editorial "Muscular Development and Physical Exercise" in The Journal (March 9, p. 703). People are beginning to pay some attention to what concerns them most, viz., their health; and scientific publications, not to mention the daily papers, are cheerfully giving more and more space to this, the most important of all topics. I want to commend highly your demand that the physical education of children shall be undertaken and carried out with the same care and attention that is devoted to the intellectual side of their development. Perhaps we shall hark back to the fine old formula by which the ancient Greeks regulated the education of children. They divided the time spent on it each day into three equal periods, which were taken up with study, exercise (including games and contests) and music, with the result that they

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