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The statistics which Dr. Sargent has furnished to this year's Index seem fairly to prove that an increasing interest in physical culture has had its effect in raising the average of strength and development among students. Scores of men now reach the mark in the tests which a dozen years ago was only attained by a very few. Of course there are many more men taking these tests than formerly; perhaps there is more of tendency to train regularly to make records. It is only right, however, to attribute the greater part of the improvement in the records to the fact that so many men are working with the classes in the gymnasium or with the various teams.