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April 5, 1971

Training and Conditioning Athletes: A Manual for Trainees and Physicians

Author Affiliations

University of Wisconsin Madison

JAMA. 1971;216(1):150. doi:10.1001/jama.1971.03180270112041

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This is one of the best books produced so far for the use of athletic trainers. It is also a valuable guide to the team physician, especially for one who is being introduced to this specialized field for the first time. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it provides valuable references for more detailed study of important problems which cannot be treated in depth in a work of this kind.

One of the great strengths of this book is the step-by-step procedures which are outlined and the check lists which are provided. Sample forms and letters which are simple and practical and good illustrations contribute to its usefulness. It is concise but also eminently readable, a virtue frequently lacking in books in this field.

Where etiology of therapy is controversial, both sides are presented fairly and then the authors indicate their preferences. Although one might cavil at some of the decisions, this does