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President Kennedy on New Exercise Regimen

Oct. 20, 1961 - President Kennedy has started a daily program of exercises to strengthen his muscles and remove fear that his chronic back trouble will flare up again. He began the exercises in the White House gymnasium today under the supervision of Dr. Hans Kraus, associate professor at NYU Medical School. Dr. Kraus is regarded by Mr. Kennedy’s regular physician, Dr. Janet G. Travell, as an expert on the therapeutic approach to physical fitness. The President is hopeful that after a couple of months of studied muscle strengthening, he will return to such favorite outdoor pursuits as gold and possibly ocean swimming at his father’s home at Palm Beach, Fla.


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