W. RAAB, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Modern man in the increasingly industrialized, denaturalized Western world is deteriorating physically and spiritually. Neuroses, gastrointestinal and metabolic disturbances, incapacitating conditions of the muscular system, and, most ominous of all, insidiously developing cardiovascular degenerative changes of neurovegetative and dietary origin constitute the bulk of the rampant "diseases of civilization and prosperity." They may be attributed specifically to these factors: lack of physical exercise; derangements of the daily rhythm (night shifts); monotony of assembly line work; unfavorable working postures; noises; imbalanced dietary habits; socioeconomic pressures, tensions, anxieties, and frustrations; and to prosperity-induced sophistication, spiritual aimlessness, and boredom.
In the United States,
RAAB W. PREVENTIVE MEDICAL MASS RECONDITIONING ABROAD—WHY NOT IN U.S.A.?12. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1191–1208. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-6-1191
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