Oliver Wendell Holmes’ stand-up desk

Justice Kagan recently mentioned Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ stand-up desk, during the roundtable discussion celebrating Harvard Law School’s 200th birthday.  You can see the roundtable below or at this [Link].  As an aficionado of stand-up desks, I was intrigued when she mentioned that Justice Holmes had used a stand-up desk.  In fact, I understand that he wrote most of his opinions in his home office standing at his stand-up desk.

It was quite difficult to locate any pictures of this famous desk.  Below are a few as well as a picture of Justice Holmes’ home study.  The desk now resides in the office of the dean of the Harvard Law School.

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Link to article on how sitting is the new smoking: [Link].

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