Medicine: Getting Up Exercises

It was a rawish morning in Manhattan last week when the squeak of early traffic and the fading of a good night's sleep woke Columbia's Professor of Physical Education Jesse Feiring Williams. He stretched out one arm and twitched it a little. He wiggled his fingers. The like did he do to his other arm and hand, to his legs, feet and toes. Dexterously he rocked his hips, arched his back, rolled his head. Then a swift bathing, a brisk toweling, a fastidious dressing, a precise breakfasting, a quick walking across the streets...

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