August 13, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(7):576-577. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740590056027

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Convention of Sport Physicians  The first national convention of sport physicians was held in Rome. The chairman, Professor Baglioni, director of the physiologic institute of the University of Rome, in his opening address, discussed the duty of the modern physician in connection with sport activities. Sport physicians should supervise and direct all matters affecting the musculature, the brain and the psyche that come up in any form of sport activity and collaborate in raising the physical and moral standards of young persons who engage in sports. Improvement of the individual and of the race constitutes part of the purpose of preventive medicine, which has as its bases physiology and morphology. This convention of sport physicians planned to consider, as the central theme, the biologic evaluation of participation in sports from age 18 on. Only one topic was considered: "The Physical Evaluation of the Sport Devotee." Papers were presented by Professors

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