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April 18, 1931

Frauensport und Frauenkörper: Sportärztliche Betrachtungen eines Frauenarztes.

JAMA. 1931;96(16):1333. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720420057039

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Abstract

In this small monograph the author attempts to show the harm done to women by sports of various kinds. He takes up swimming, rowing, skiing, running, bicycling, riding and gymnastics. The author discusses especially the competitive forms of these sports and points out their effects on menstruation, position of the pelvic organs, pregnancy, labor, the puerperium and the general appearance of the participants. This booklet should prove useful to physicians, athletic directors and executives and teachers in girls' schools.

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