In the nineteenth century James Whitcomb Riley could look back to the summer skinny-dip with untroubled pleasure ( 1 ):
Oh! the old swimmin'-hole! In the happy days of yore,
When I ust to lean above it on the old sickamore,
Oh! it showed me a face in its warm sunny tide
That gazed back at me so gay and glorified,
It made me love myself, as I leaped to caress
My shadder smilin' up at me with sich tenderness.
If Riley were a twentieth-century physician he might now see the "gay and glorified" face wrinkled a bit by the
E.J. H.. "The Old Swimmin'-Hole". Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:1009. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-6-1009_1
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