Fit as a fiddle

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 21 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1070
  1. George Giri

    Rather a good thing to be. I do not know the origin of this well known phrase, but it occurs to me that most of the finest instruments are a good deal older than many generations of fiddlers. They may have had minor surgical attention since manufacture, but are clearly in full voice. I believe that keeping fit in the elderly is important and because it would save the NHS a lot of money it is something that the government should devote more money to.

    I went to Australia in September 1994 to take part in the third World Masters Games, one of the least advertised world events. Held every four years, like the Olympics, these …

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