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November 18, 1939

Training for Championship Athletics

JAMA. 1939;113(21):1905. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800460059028

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Abstract

As the title suggests, Dr. Crampton's book is designed primarily to attract and interest boys and young men. It should do both. The author is well qualified by long experience as an athlete, teacher of athletes and physician to athletes to write of the making of athletes. He does it brightly and effectively, with real analytic ability. So well is the job done that it should make helpful reading for others than prospective athletes, particularly coaches and physical education teachers. In content the volume presents general material on training for various athletic activities, growth, development and diet, much of it made spicy and interesting by being directly connected with prominent athletes such as Bob Feller and Glenn Cunningham. The styles, habits and training methods of a number of such athletes are discussed in a way to stimulate and intrigue the average boy. The latter part of the book is devoted

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