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September 7, 1984

Clinical Sports Medicine

Author Affiliations

Oklahoma Center for Athletes Oklahoma City

JAMA. 1984;252(9):1189-1190. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350090065032

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The title of this book is deceptive, because it implies a book with general application to sports medicine in the clinical situation. Actually it is a selection of the proceedings of the annual meeting of the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. It is edited by Robert Cantu, MD, the chief of the Neurosurgery Service and director of the Service of Sports Medicine at the Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass.

The book consists of 17 papers that have been organized by the editor into six separate sections. The purposes of the meeting program and this selection of papers are not stated. The 27 authors have varied backgrounds and credentials in medicine, physical education, physical therapy, public health, human performance, and fitness. All of these papers are nicely referenced, except the first, and all seemed based on information relatively current at the time of the meeting. Some