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December 15, 1956

Athletic Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1956;162(16):1506. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970330078032

The appearance of a new edition, the first in eight years, of this valuable work, originally published in 1936, coincides with greatly increased interest in the various medical aspects of athletics by physicians in the United States. The book has been so thoroughly revised that it is virtually new. Many of the excellent line drawings are new, and all of the illustrations are well done. The chapter on physical therapy has been entirely rewritten, and the one on physical fitness has been brought up to date. There is an ample bibliography drawn principally from American and English literature.

The first part is devoted to a discussion of the prevention of athletic injuries. It contains sections on the nature of and determination of physical fitness, including a discussion of the physiochemical changes and one on physical training. In discussing physical fatigue and aids in the prevention of injury, the author points

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