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January 5, 1957

SKIING AS A SPORT

JAMA. 1957;163(1):68. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970360070017

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  The Nov. 17 issue of The Journal is Olympian in scope and enjoyable in content. However, for some mysterious reason, the guest editorialist omits any reference to winter sports. Further, in the excellent article "The Physician as a Sportsman" (page 1134), the sport of skiing is entirely omitted. Since many thousands of physicians are enthusiastic skiers, it may be of interest to your readers to known that one group of them has been meeting annually for some 10 years and has encouraged the study of fitness, of methods for the reduction of skiing accidents, and of means for improving first-aid patrols. Partly as a result of the efforts of this association, the development of release bindings has been accelerated in recent years, with the result that many types of ski injuries are less common than formerly. Two members of the association are nationally known sportsmen and have

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