Excerpt from Physical Education by Muscular Exercise The material in this little book grew up gradually through the exigencies of a lecture course on the Philosophy of Exercise. The subject-matter appeared in the Y. M. C. A. Athletic League Letter in 1899-1900. The range of topics discussed indicates my indebtedness to many persons. My first impulses toward working out my own thought on the subject came from my instructor, Dr. Dudley Allen Sargent, of Harvard University. The direction of my study was largely influenced for years by Dr. E. M. Hartwell, then of Johns Hopkins. To the inspiration of President G. Stanley Hall I owe the biologic point of view. To Dr. Wm. T. Harris I owe my first thought in regard to the relation of exercise to the vegetative processes. To Dr. T. M. Balliet, Superintendent of Schools, I also owe much. I do t wish to saddle these gentlemen with the responsibility for these ideas, for many of them are my own. If I have succeeded in my endeavor this book will be of service to those who wish a general view of the subject, whether for use in medicine or education. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.