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Sport (and exercise) medicine in Britain: healthy citizens and abnormal athletes.
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PMID:  22164596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Historians have not so far considered Britain as a pioneer in sports medicine, instead arguing that an amateur ethos retarded developments in science and medicine. This article demonstrates that Britain institutionalized and formally recognized sport (and exercise) medicine in advance of most other nations. Further, its sports medicine grew from a focus on elite, competitive and professional sports and not--as had been the case for other countries--on school sports and exercise for health. An interest in the amateur athlete appeared only after 1970, the result of increased government intervention in national fitness and new theories in public health.
Vanessa Heggie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian bulletin of medical history = Bulletin canadien d'histoire de la médecine     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0823-2105     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Bull Med Hist     Publication Date:  2011  
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Created Date:  2011-12-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101130981     Medline TA:  Can Bull Med Hist     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-69     Citation Subset:  QIS    
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge.
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