Medicine, Sport and the Body: A Historical Perspective

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A&C Black, Sep 27, 2012 - History - 304 pages
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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 this has evolved over the past two centuries.

In an age where sports medicine plays an increasingly prominent role in both elite and recreational sport, this book provides a timely and clear analysis of its rise and purpose.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Ideas of Health Sport and Exercise
13
Injuries and Medical Provision
36
Pioneers and Specialization
60
4 Science and the Making of the Athletic Body
81
Drugs AntiDoping and Ethics
105
Treatments Practices and Ethics
128
7 Medicine Sport and the Female Body
151
A Medical History
173
Conclusion
199
Notes
205
Bibliography
249
Index
273
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About the author (2012)

Neil Carter is Senior Research Fellow in the International Centre for Sport History and Culture at De Montfort University, UK. He has published widely in the history of sport, and is the author of The Football Manager: A History (2006).

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