Thursday, December 25, 2008

Once Upon A Time by William Fink

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, sometime
after Harvey discovered the circulation of blood, or
maybe it was after Lavoisier discovered oxygen
(I'm not sure), Leroy "Bud" Getchell returned to Ball
State after obtaining his doctorate from the
University of Illinois, having sat at the feet of one T.
K. Cureton. "We need to start an exercise
physiology lab," he said, with stethoscope and
Heartometer in hand. And so he did. That was
1965. He bought a Monarck ergometer, much to
the dismay of the University, who thought that $500
was quite a lot of money for a bicycle without

MY COMMENT: Boy does this ever bring back memories! I was a graduate student at Ball State from 1977-1979 and spent many long hours in the Human Performance Lab there with Dr. Getchell and Dr. Costill.

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