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The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise 

James Ewell (1773-1832)

Ewell, James, The Medical Companion, or Family Physician, Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1834.

Definition Objective

Reduce the effects of cold weather, Violent exercise propels fluids to the external parts, withdrawing them from the stomach where they are indispensable to assist the proper concoction, strengthens fibers, braces & strengthens the powers of the stomach, prevents an endless train of diseases

Ewell, 76, 84, 87.

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