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Klein: The Latest Addition to the “Perfect Men” – Strength Magazine – October, 1922

You have probably read many stories in which the hero is a man of great physical power. The novelists have quite a uniform way of describing such heroes. They say, “He was really quite tall, over six feet in fact, but was so perfectly proportioned that he looked shorter.” That is the regular catch phrase and I can recall reading those words in at least a dozen tales. Well, it is true that, as a rule, a broad-shouldered man looks less than his real height, but there are exceptions.

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