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July 23, 1932

The Athlete in the Making.

JAMA. 1932;99(4):330. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740560056038

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The authors have presented clearly the elements of athletic success; namely, coordination, speed, endurance, strength, intelligence and spirit. These combined elements make for athletic skill. The second part of the book discusses the factors involved in the training and conditioning of athletes and the special requisites necessary for the training in each of the elements discussed in the early chapters. There is a chapter on diet, another on training rules. There is a brief chapter on injuries in athletics, with especial reference to prevention. The fundamental principles described in the early chapters are applied to various sports, such as football, golf, baseball, track, tennis and swimming. The authors do not go into the details of the form and technic in sports. This book is a welcome contribution and should be beneficial to coaches, athletic directors and athletes as well as physicians.

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