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April 24, 1943

INTELLECTUAL WORKERS AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE

Author Affiliations

Columbus, Ohio. Professor of Physical Education, Ohio State University.

JAMA. 1943;121(17):1409. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840170093019

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  A little belatedly I wish to compliment you on the editorial "Intellectual Workers and Physical Exercise," which appeared in the February 13 issue of The Journal. The point of view expressed seems particularly desirable at this time when so many of our university departments of physical education are being asked to take over the activity aspects of the military program. I hope a good many men in my profession read it and profit from the thought involved. We here at the Ohio State University are proceeding rather carefully to the fulfilment of our obligations in this connection, and we desire most earnestly to fit the program of physical education for men in uniform rationally and appropriately into their preparation. We are taking the position that it is not our business to devise a program of exercises which will "toughen" these men in any extraordinary fashion, but on

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