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Walt Whitman revealed as author of 'Manly Health' guide. [The New York Times] In 1858, when Walt Whitman sat down to write a manifesto on healthy living, he came up with advice that might not seem out of place in an infomercial today. Whitman’s words, part of a nearly 47,000-word journalistic series called “Manly Health and Training,” were lost for more than 150 years, buried in an obscure newspaper that survived only in a handful of libraries. The series was uncovered last summer by a graduate student, who came across a fleeting reference to it in a digitized newspaper database and then tracked down the full text on microfilm.

Walt Whitman: Manly Health and Training, Compiled by The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, University of Iowa [.PDF]
An advertisement for Whitman’s series “Manly Health and Training” in The New York Atlas. [Image]
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