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December 11, 1943

Handbook on Physical Fitness for Students in Colleges and Universities

JAMA. 1943;123(15):1003. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840500067034

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Abstract

The committee which prepared this pamphlet on physical fitness is composed predominantly of men and women interested primarily in physical education and physical training rather than of physicians and physiologists. The contents, consequently, emphasize the technical aspects of sports and exercises and their immediate effect on the muscular and physical development of men and women. This handbook should be of special value to the physical educators for whom it is unquestionably designed, and it will be a useful reference also for physicians on whom the ultimate responsibility for the prescribing and limiting of violent physical exertion should rest.

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