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Article
Novmber 21, 1959

GENERAL PRINCIPLES IN TREATMENT OF INJURIES TO ATHLETES

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Oklahoma City

JAMA. 1959;171(12):1656-1659. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010300030006
Abstract

Experience has led to the conviction that a physician called on to treat an injured athlete should respect the patient's desire for early return to a competitive status. The physician's examination should be thorough, and treatment from the beginning must aim at the complete rehabilitation of the athlete.

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