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June 18, 1982

Athletic Injuries to the Head, Neck, and Face

JAMA. 1982;247(23):3266. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320480072032

This text is one of the many recent literary additions to the multidisciplinary field of sports-related trauma. Its purpose is to "effect prevention of injuries by the formation, propagation and implementation of principles based on sound, scientific methodology."

The implication is that past clinicians and authors have relied too often on experience and too little on objectively documented case reports and large volumes of data that lend themselves to statistical analysis. This is perhaps an oversimplification and unfair to many talented investigators who have spent countless hours in examining the complex problems associated with athletic trauma. In any event, this text on the musculoskeletal, neurological, facial, ophthalmologic, and dental disorders that occur as a result of injuries in sports is as intricate and complex as the many problems discussed in it.

The book has 22 contributors and is divided into four sections with two appendices and an index. It contains