Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Physical Education at Its ... Annual Meeting

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Page 4 - Man," but on account of illness of the writer no evening session was held. On motion of Dr. Thwing, it was voted " that the thanks of the Association be tendered to the Directors of the Berkeley Club for their generous hospitality extended to us to-day.
Page 18 - while not diseased, is undeveloped, or it may be abnormally developed in certain directions; the smartness resulting therefrom partaking of low cunning and centering about self. He is deficient in stability and will-power, and incapable of prolonged mental effort and application. His intellect travels in a rut, and fails him in an emergency. His moral nature shares in the imperfections of his physical and mental state.
Page 18 - ... movements. His mind, while not diseased, is undeveloped, or it may be abnormally developed in certain directions, the smartness resulting therefrom partaking of low cunning and centering about self. He is deficient in stability and will power, and incapable of prolonged mental effort and application. His intellect travels in a rut and fails him in an emergency. His moral nature shares in the imperfections of his physical and mental state. He does not possess the power to discriminate between...
Page 20 - July, 1887. for burglary in the third degree ; one for grand larceny in the first degree ; three for grand larceny in the second degree , one for rapeand one for attempted rape. The environment of most of the men previous to conviction was bad, many of them confessing to have had intemperate parents, while one told of an insane, and another of an epileptic mother. The plan followed in connection with the class was the substitution of a special dietary for the regular prison fare, and the weighing...
Page 25 - With physical culture and improvement there came a mental awakening, a cerebral activity never before manifested in their prison life. Their faces parted with the dull and stolid look they had in the beginning, assuming a more intelligent expression while the eye gained a brightness and clearness that before was conspicuous by its absence.
Page 36 - It is not the object of this paper to give an account of the invention and construction of the Sphygmograph.
Page 47 - ... of manliness, now existing side by side with the monkish ideal, now confronting and challenging it, has played a most important and conspicuous part in the education of the sons of noblemen and of gentlefolk. Herodotus tells us that the sons of the Persians, from their fifth year to their twentieth, were carefully taught three things only, — to ride, to draw the bow, and to speak the truth...
Page 20 - The physical part of the program comprised baths at frequent intervals and with regularity in conjunction with passive exercise, as kneading the muscles, working the joints, and friction applied to the entire body through rubbing by a professional trainer, as employed in the Turkish bath ; and, later in the day, a manual drill and calisthenics to furnish exercise, and supplement the routine task hitherto daily performed in the shop.
Page 30 - Among the inmates of the Elmira Reformatory the greatest physical deficiency and least resistive power is found in the respiratory apparatus. Pigeon breasts, imperfectly developed chests and stooping shoulders abound. During a period of eight years, with 26 deaths, 13, or 50 per cent., were from diseases of the chest, not including affections of the heart.
Page 37 - The Essay to which was awarded the Stevens' Triennial Prize, by the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, April, 1873.

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