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October 6, 1906

FOOTBALL FATALITIES.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(14):1102. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520140038009

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Abstract

The newspapers are already announcing deaths from football, and yet the season is only just opened. It was hoped that the modification of the rules effected by the intercollegiate committee last winter would be adopted and that they would eliminate many of the injuries and all of the serious accidents. Apparently in some places they have not been adopted or have failed to accomplish this purpose. Such modifications as have been made were only as the result of a large amount of pressure brought to bear on the rules committee by medical journals and newspapers, by the protests of faculties and alumni and by the popular feeling that no sport is worth so many lives as football has been costing in recent years.

It is rather difficult for most people to understand why there should be so much insistence among college men on the necessity for continuing Rugby football since,

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