The Sanitarian, Vol. 48

The Sanitarian, Vol. 48 : A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Preservation of Health, Mental and Physical Culture; January to July, 1902 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Sanitarian, Vol. 48: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Preservation of Health, Mental and Physical Culture; January to July, 1902 As you see, I can easily bend the wrist backward until the fingers are nearly parallel with the forearm. Then, again, a few months since I discovered that I could perform a common baby trick with ease, whereas I hitherto completely failed, though I had tried it hundreds of times. I refer to the baby practice of putting its toes in its mouth. I do not care to illustrate that in public, but will do so privately, if necessary to satisfy doubters. I will now give an illustration of flexibility which few voung people even, unless they are of the loose jointed variety, can equal. 1 know I could not do it, even when in constant physical training, 40 years ago. It is simply this. I stand erect with the feet to gether, and, not bending the knees, stretch forward and downward till the fingers of both hands touch the floor directly in front of the toes. Now this is very easy, bitt few of you can do it. Now I close my hands and touch my fists to the floor. That you will find much harder. Again, I will place the palms of the hands upon the floor, still not bending the knees. I can stand on a box six inches in height and still touch the floor. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 604 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 31mm | 798g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024329252X
  • 9780243292523