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The Development of Sports Medicine in Twentieth-century Britain

@inproceedings{Reynolds2009TheDO,
  title={The Development of Sports Medicine in Twentieth-century Britain},
  author={Laura Reynolds and E. M. Tansey},
  year={2009}
}
Sports medicine has grown in importance and visibility in recent years, yet as a discipline it struggled to gain broad recognition within the medical profession from c.1952 until specialty status was granted in 2005. It has also been neglected by historians: we have little beyond the image of a coach with his ‘magic sponge’ as a cure for all injuries, although the late twentieth-century picture is of new specialists developing high-tech interventions for elite athletes. This Witness Seminar… 
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