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Good Medicine

W. R. Heylmun, M.D.
JAMA. 1916;LXVII(25):1866. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590250068031.
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To the Editor:  —Having devised an apparatus for outdoor exercise, and not knowing what to do with it, I have concluded to submit it to The Journal for your consideration. The device is not patented, and I doubt if it is patentable; anyhow, I hold no claims on the suggestion. The enclosed drawing, while poorly executed, is sufficiently intelligible to show about what the device is and how it is to be used. It is, in fact, an outdoor gymnasium. It supplies outdoor air, deep breathing, companionship, motion, changing scenery, and rhythmical exercise to all the muscles of the body without strain or violence to any one part. Schools, sanatoriums, clubs, societies, etc., might use such a contrivance to advantage. At health resorts and other like places such an apparatus might be kept for hire at so much an hour. There are a vast number of people, old and young,

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