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  • Writer's pictureKirk Jenkins

Hang On, Playing Baseball Causes What?

From the Louisville Courier-Journal, August 24, 1866

To Base-ball Players. Physicians in Cincinnati give it as their opinion that at the present time prolonged and violent exercise, such as is necessary in playing base-ball, cricket, & c., is dangerous, tending to the production of fevers and bowel diseases, particularly cholera and dysentery.

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