Medical Classics

Medical Classics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...of all schools. Among communications read by President Gage was one from the State Medical Society of Georgia, asking the co-operation of the society in an appeal to Congress to remove all import duty from medicines and surgical appliances; another from the State Medical Society of Arkansas entering a protest against religious journals advertising quack me"dicines, and against clcrgymcn recommending the same. A report was next read from the special committee appointed at the last annual meeting to investigate the subject of physical culture in schools. It called the attention of the ciety. first, to the need of some method of physical culture. particularly for the children of large cities and ton ns; second, to what has already been done in some quarters toward providing this need; third, to a consideration of what seems to be practicable for schools, and particularly the public schools, to undertake for the physical training of their pupils. In replying to the question, What is feasible in a system of public instruction? the report made the following suggestions: " It is to be bome in mind first and always that what is aimed at by the physical education is not the production of athletes, but such adevelopment and training of the body as shall make it a healthy organism, able to accomplish all that may be reasonably required of it. Most of our modem school-houses in the large cities and towns have a general hall, in which the seats are movable, and which can be cleared so as to give room for the requisite manoeuvres. Some of the buildings have specially designed drill halls. These rooms are large enough for classes of 20 to 5o to march, and to go through free exercises and light gymnastics without collision. For a very small...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757467
  • 9781236757463