September 1941

The Medical Aspects of Boxing.

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By Ernst Jokl. Pp. 251, with 54 illustrations. Pretoria, Union of South Africa: J. L. Van Schaik, Ltd., 1941.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;68(3):662. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200090289014

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This is an extraordinary book, since the writer has assembled not only an immense amount of information on the pathologic aspects of pugilism but a most interesting collection of the curiosa of boxing. It is a mine of useful material for the neurosurgeon, the athletic director and the industrial surgeon. The historical allusions and the interesting illustrations add to the readableness of the book. Perhaps most important of all is the proof that boxing should not be allowed in the air force, since even mild blows on the head may impair the sensitiveness of reflexes necessary in military aviation.

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