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August 28, 1972

Olympic Games, 1972

JAMA. 1972;221(9):1050. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200220080019

This issue of The Journal, like the one published Sept 9, 1968, is devoted almost exclusively to the Olympic Games. The editors are indebted to Dr. Fred V. Hein and the members of his staff in the Department of Health Education for arranging to obtain suitable papers and for assistance in editing them. Of course, we are equally grateful to the contributors, all of whom took their assignments seriously and with evident success.

In the instance of one contribution, it seemed impolite to ask W. Delano Meriwether, MD, to write about himself. So, Larry D. Boston, associate editor, MEDICAL NEWS, accomplished our purpose by means of an interview. Dr. Meriwether's story is remarkable for the fact that he did not begin competitive running until he was 27 years old and is a self-taught sprinter. Whether or not he has an opportunity to compete at Munich, he is an inspirational figure