University Oars: Being a Critical Enquiry Into the After Health of the Men who Rowed in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat-race, from the Year 1829 to 1869, Based on the Personal Experiences of the Rowers Themselves (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Macmillan, 1873 - Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, England - 397 pages
0 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

Selected pages

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 368 - dead noser" our champions can row, Sir, And leave the poor " Citizens " panting behind. "Swing together!" The Crab-tree, Barnes, Chiswick are past; Now Mortlake—and hark to the signalling gun! While the victors, hard all, long and strong to the last, Rush past Barker's rails, and our Derby is won. 1 Mr Hughes's song is inserted by the kind permission of Mr Thomas Hughes, MP
Page 371 - 20 m. 5 s. Won by easily. i min. imin. 45 sec. | length. I min. 4 sec. 13 seconds. 30 seconds. 2 lengths. easily. foul. 27 seconds. ii strokes. J length. 35 seconds. 22 seconds. Camb. sank. i length. 48 seconds. 30 seconds. 43 seconds. 26 seconds'. 4 lengths. 15 seconds.
Page 371 - April 12 Mar. 28 Mar. 19 April 8 Mar. '24 April 13 April 4 Mar. 17
Page xiii - if it elicits the facts which can alone decide it. When an eminent surgeon appeals to his own experience and that of his professional brethren in support of the opinion that many a constitution is injured by the University Boat-Races, his protest cannot be set aside by allegations of 'palpable ignorance.
Page 312 - W. HERBERT ANDERSON." "I rowed in 1867, the year when neither Boat was clear of the other during the whole Race. To begin with, it is my opinion that the Race is not of so trying a character that in numerous instances the constitution is liable to be injured. I believe this, judging from my
Page 44 - to spare themselves. It must not, however, be assumed, because some distinguished oarsmen died of heart or lung disease. that their untimely fate must necessarily be ascribed to their aquatic
Page 211 - race. After he took orders, it is said that 'his preaching, as well as his visitation of the sick in the time of the cholera in 1849, will ever be remembered in St Chad's.' He afterwards obtained a' chaplaincy in India, but in November
Page 130 - Hercules" in the British Museum. By immersing in a bath accurate copies of these well-known works of art, and ascertaining the quantity of water displaced, Mr Brent succeeded in shewing what would be the weight of a man similarly proportioned. From the information here supplied, it would appear that a "Dying Gladiator" would in the flesh have weighed 12 stone

References from web pages

Pastimes in Moderation.
A mild impeachment of sport is sometimes founded on the ailments induced by athletic exercise. Here again it is excess that is invariably to blame. ...
query.nytimes.com/ gst/ abstract.html?res=F70B16F93B5D12738DDDA90B94D1405B808CF1D3

Bibliographic information