Observation of a believer

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 17 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:371
  1. Jerry Morris, emeritus professor of public health (
  1. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    The annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine is like no other in my experience. Huge crowds, mostly young adults but many middle aged and elderly too, dedicated to exercise andsport, to fitness and health, to their scientific study and promotion in the community—and to cooperation, friendship, and conviviality. This year, the president, an orthopaedic surgeon brimming with ideas and enthusiasm, told me there were 5000 people attending, …

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