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Medicine, sport and the body : a historical perspective

Author: Neil Carter
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What role does sports medicine play in today's society? Is it solely about treating sports injuries? Should it only be concerned with elite sport? This book provides a history of the relationship between sport, medicine and health from the mid-19th century to today. It combines the sub-disciplines of the history of medicine and the history of sport to give a balanced analysis of the role of medicine in sport and how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Carter
ISBN: 9781849660679 1849660670
OCLC Number: 769473228
Description: vii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Sport as medicine: ideas of health, sport and exercise --
This sporting life: injuries and medical provision --
Sports medicine: pioneers and specialization --
Science and the making of the athletic body --
Testing times: drugs, anti-doping and ethics --
Repairing the athletic body: treatments, practices and ethics --
Medicine, sport and the female body --
Boxing: a medical history.
Responsibility: Neil Carter.

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What role does sports medicine play in today's society? This book analyzes the relationship between sport, medicine and health from the mid-19th century to today. It looks at both history of medicine  Read more...
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Neil Carter's book provides an excellent broadsweep of the main subject areas, consistently based on a thorough use of primary and secondary sources, pulled together in clear thematic framework . . . Read more...

 
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