[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
June 11, 1910

Age and Exercise

Author Affiliations

Montclair N. J.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(24):1957. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550500043024

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


To the Editor:  —You were kind enough to publish (Aug. 28, 1909, p. 730) a letter from me on the subject above cited, in which I took strong ground in favor of the proposition that "most men lie down and die, not knowing what they are capable of, either mentally or physically." This letter had been called out, you may remember, by an editorial of yours under the title "The Septuagenarian Pedestrian" which, of course, referred to Mr. Weston and his walk from New York to San Francisco. I thought when I wrote you, nine months ago, that perhaps sometime I should try to demonstrate in my own body the truth of my assertions. Accordingly, a week ago last Thursday (May 12, 1910), I set out to walk from Newark, N. J., to Philadelphia, intending to accomplish the feat in twenty-four hours if possible. I lost my way during the

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview