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June 3, 1905

Skipping Rope Fatalities.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(22):1792. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500490068017

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Chicago, May 23, 1905.

To the Editor:  —Your point against rope-jumping is well taken. During a period of four years as medical inspector and medical advisor in certain Philadelphia schools I took every opportunity to discourage rope-jumping, and particularly for all girls over 11 years of age. My objection was that that exercise tended to cause displacement of the uterus of adolescent girls. I would urge physicians to discourage rope-jumping.

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