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September 7, 1957


JAMA. 1957;165(1):54-55. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980190056014

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In June, 1956, the President of the United States called a conference to deal with the fitness of American youth, a matter which had been called to his attention through publicity given to research based on certain alleged tests of physical fitness. This conference was held at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., and was attended by approximately 150 invited participants, including physicians, athletes, coaches, educators, public health personnel, representatives of organizations interested in amateur and professional sports, representatives of mass publicity media and persons interested in recreation, the outdoors, and the general topic for which the conference was called. Dr. Elmer Hess and Dr. W. W. Bauer attended, invited as individuals. The proceedings of this conference have been published and single free copies are available from the American Medical Association, Bureau of Health Education (for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.

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