Fit for America: Health, Fitness, Sport, and American Society

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Pantheon Books, 1986 - Science - 367 pages
Provides a history of American attitudes towards fitness prior to World War II, looks at gymnastics, calisthenics, and pseudo-medical treatments, and examines changes in diet and dress

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"It does seem to me that there would not be so much pain and suffering . . . if there were no doctors . . . .'' The skepticism reflected in this statement by a New York farmer in 1853, quoted in this ... Read full review

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