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The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise

John Harvey Kellogg

Kellogg, John Harvey, The Art of Massage: A Practical Manual for the Nurse, the Student and the Practitioner, Battle Creek, MI: Modern Medicine Publishing Co., 1929 (orig. 1895).

Definition Objective

Exercise is a sovereign remedy which will afford relief (from bacteria found in the gall-duct & gall bladder??) quicker than any drug which can possibly be administered.  Deep breathing aids in gastric digestion, the functions of the small intestine & colon, & proper bowel action.  Use of resistance exercise for the treatment of cardiac cases.

Kellogg, Massage, 264-5, 269-272.

Frequency Type / Mode 

For the breathing exercises: 3x/day

Kellogg, Massage, 267.

Breathing exercises and the Schott system of passive & resistive exercises for the cardiac cases.

Kellogg, Massage, 263-272.

Duration Time of Day  Intensity

For the breathing exercises: 15 min while lying upon the face.

Kellogg, Massage, 267.



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