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The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise

Axel V. Grafstrom

Grafstrom, Axel V., A Text-Book of Mechano-Therapy, Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders & Co., 1904.

Definition Objective

Mechano-therapy — a remedial agent that aids nature in her battle against disease

Grafstrom, 17.

All movements serve to increase the circulation, bring nutrition to the different tissues, aids in absorption, digestion, secretion & excretion, increases respiration, generates nerve-force, produces healthy offspring (by ensuring healthy parentage).

Grafstrom, 26-30.

Frequency Type / Mode 
Duration Time of Day  Intensity



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