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October 20, 1962

Treatment of Injuries to Athletes

JAMA. 1962;182(3):316. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050420092032

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Abstract

This excellent, comprehensive volume is the long-awaited answer to the needs of physicians interested in sports injuries. Dr. O'Donoghue, an outstanding orthopedic surgeon, is thoroughly familiar with affections of the musculoskeletal system. He uniquely applies his knowledge to this special field and presents it in a well-organized, concise manner. The manuscript is in 3 major parts which are divided into 21 chapters. The introductory chapter presents a description of the whys and wherefores of competitive athletics, and may be profitably studied by the layman as it discusses the role of the physician in his relationship to athletes and injuries. Emphasis is placed on early examination and diagnosis and a wellplanned course of therapy. Chapter 2 is devoted to the prevention of injuries, and emphasis is placed on physical conditioning, good coaching, adequate equipment, proper playing fields, and so forth, in reducing risks. Protective adhesive strapping is advocated to protect normal

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