A Historical Perspective of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Bartolome R. CelliEmail author
  • Roger S. Goldstein


The association between a healthy body and a better functioning mind has been understood for a very long time. In his satires, the Roman poet Juvenal (English translation by Niall Rudd: condensed the concept into one of the most famous phrases in Western civilization “Mens sana in corpore sano,” best translated as “A healthy mind lives within a healthy body.” Indeed, all through antiquity and certainly in the Greco-Roman culture, a fit body was a sign of health and exercise became an integral part of their lives.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Brigham and Women’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.National Sanitarium Chair in Respiratory Rehabilitation Research, Program in Respiratory Rehabilitation, West Park Healthcare Centre, Medicine and Physical TherapyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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