Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2013

236 Pages | 6 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719091285

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A History of British Sports Medicine

Vanessa Heggie

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A comprehensive history of the development of British sports medicine as a medical specialism, and of the changing biomedical understanding of the athlete Looks closely at the relationship between ideas of 'health' and exercise, and highlights some problems we currently face in both public health (e.g. the obesity epidemic) and in sports policy (e.g. the issue of 'legacy' for the 2012 Olympics) Brings together a diverse range of archive materials and oral histories, including sources being published for the first time & only made available to historians very recently)
  • Contains details on both twentieth century London Olympiads (1908 and 1948), and a history of how medical provision at the Games has changed over the twentieth century

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