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Book Reviews
July 1927


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By LEDYARD W. SARGENT, Edited by R. Tait McKenzie. Price, $2. Pp. 221. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1927.

Am J Dis Child. 1927;34(1):154. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130190161015

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Unclouded by a review of old controversies in which Sargent participated, this narrative has about it much of an informal conversational style. After detailing the pleasures of a boyhood spent by the sea and a trial of life before the mast, he tells of the adventures as a circus performer, of his first attempts at physical education at Yale, of the final establishment of physical education in the curriculum at Harvard and of the development of the Summer School of Physical Education.

Between the lines one may read of the influence on Sargent of the men whose books he read—Darwin, Spencer and Cutter.

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