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May 24, 1884

Jumping the Rope.

JAMA. 1884;II(21):582. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390440022006

—This favorite exercise, especially among girls at school, is evidently capable of being carried to a dangerous excess. At Lima, Ohio, recently, a girl fourteen years of age is reported to have jumped the rope 256 times without interruption. In about twenty minutes after she fell into an unconscious condition, and died in a little less than three weeks.

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