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November 30, 1957

Sports Injuries: Their Prevention and Treatment

JAMA. 1957;165(13):1762. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980310114027

This British book represents an expansion and a complete revision of the author's "Sports Injury Manual" published last year. Since every change made is an improvement, this little book is now more valuable than ever to physicians who attend amateur or professional athletes, as well as to physiotherapists, trainers, and coaches. The frequency of various types of injuries, chiefly on the basis of the author's experience, is discussed and related particularly to the time lost by athletes from practice and competition. Knee injuries are the most common among the serious disabling accidents, and their management is often most troublesome. The prevention of injury by careful physical examination before the season starts, by appropriate strengthening of the muscle groups that will be most subject to strain, and by constant cooperation between athlete, coach, therapist, and physician is emphasized. The importance of the use of resistive exercises in strengthening muscles, particularly as

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