Drugs in sport - the role of the physician.

@article{Dawson2001DrugsIS,
  title={Drugs in sport - the role of the physician.},
  author={Rob Dawson},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={2001},
  volume={170 1},
  pages={
          55-61
        }
}
  • R. Dawson
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of endocrinology
Sportsmen have used anabolic steroids since the 1950s and yet it was not until the 1980s that we, as physicians, admitted that they could improve performance. We now find ourselves in the insidious position of being unable to predict convincingly either safety or major health risks with performance-enhancing drug use. The use of performance-enhancing drugs is no longer limited to the elite athlete. In 1993 the Canadian Center for Drug-free Sport estimated that 83 000 children between the ages… 
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