BRISTOL AND THE WESTERN COUNTIES

1912 The Lancet  
means of a series of instantaneous photographs taken at critical phases of the movements of high jumpers, sprinters at the start, in their progress, and at the tape, hurdle jumpers, lawn tennis players, cricketers, and footballers, showed how such photographic records might be useful in exhibiting excellences or defects in style. A committee had been appointed to collect information and to inquire into the question of athletics with a view to putting games on a scientific basis, to ascertain
more » ... is, to ascertain the best methods of training. He had not been able to convince himself that smoking made any difference, perhaps because the athlete was always a very moderate smoker. He favoured those forms of exercise which had a high psychological as well as a physical value-tennis, golf, and the like. He did not think much of the " constitutional "-of walking-nor yet of swimming, because its physiological value was low and the person was moving in an abnormal medium, and perspiration was ineffective. Rowing was really a very severe form of exercise, partly because of the peculiarities of the breathing movements of the chest. Jewish Hospital: A King Edward T-TTard. In the annual report of the Jewish Hospital, Cbeetham, it is stated that the King has honoured the hospital by permitting a ward "to be named to the memory of His Majesty King Edward." During the year 693 cases were treated in the hospital and 6816 in the out-patients' department. The income fell short of the expenditure by ,c426. Mr. Adolph Ahrens gave a donation of ,clOOO, while C250 each were
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