Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Mark Harries, Clyde Williams, William D. Stanish, and Lyle J. Micheli, 2nd ed, 957 pp, with illus, $179.50, ISBN 0-19-262717-1, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 1998.
One fringe benefit of being a reviewer is that I now have both the first and second editions of the Oxford Textbook of Sports Medicine on my shelf for reference. Anyone in practice knows that "injuries occurring in the course of recreational activity are treated in exactly the same way as those sustained in the work-place or during the daily round of domestic activities." This text can help the family practitioner, pediatrician, and internist alike understand sports medicine. It also can reveal some of the secrets of physiologists and uncloud the mysteries performed by orthopedists inside their sterile chambers.
Sports MedicineOxford Textbook of Sports Medicine. JAMA. 1999;282(23):2264-2266. doi:10.1001/jama.282.23.2264-JBK1215-2-1