Out of Many, One: A History of the American College of Sports Medicine

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Created in 1954, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has more than 15,000 members in almost 60 countries around the globe. Its members work in a vast array of scientific disciplines, medical specialties, and allied health professions. This book is a fascinating look at ACSM's history - from its founding in 1954 to its current status as the world's premier sports medicine organization. Inside you will find more than three decades of history, including the genesis of ACSM and the years before 1955; the ...
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Overview

Created in 1954, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has more than 15,000 members in almost 60 countries around the globe. Its members work in a vast array of scientific disciplines, medical specialties, and allied health professions. This book is a fascinating look at ACSM's history - from its founding in 1954 to its current status as the world's premier sports medicine organization. Inside you will find more than three decades of history, including the genesis of ACSM and the years before 1955; the founding and the formative and transitional years, 1954-1963; reorganization, formalization, and growth, 1963-1974; expansion, professionalization, and recognition, 1974-1986; and national and international leadership, 1986-1992.

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Created in 1954, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has over 15,000 members in almost 60 countries around the world. Its members work in a wide array of scientific disciplines, medical specialties, and allied health professions. Berryman (medical history and ethics, School of Medicine, U. of Washington), the ACSM's official historian, provides an account of the organization's rich and varied history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780873228152
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/1/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 414

Table of Contents

Preface
Dedication
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Origins in Physical Education, Physiology, and Cardiology 3
Ch. 2 Concerns for Fitness, Physical Training, Military Research, and Rehabilitation 19
Ch. 3 The World of Sports Medicine and Attempts to Form the "American Association of Sportmedicine" 29
Ch. 4 The Founding of ACSM and the Leadership of Wolffe and Mueller, 1954-1958 41
Ch. 5 The Influence of Cardiologists Wolffe, Bishop, and Hyman, 1958-1960 59
Ch. 6 Physiologists Assume the Presidency: Dill, Karpovich, and Montoye, 1960-1963 67
Ch. 7 A New Regime, Reorganization, and the Move to Wisconsin, 1963-1966 77
Ch. 8 Formalization and Expansion: Herrmann's First Five Years as Executive Secretary, 1966-1970 89
Ch. 9 Membership Growth and Long Range Plans, 1970-1974 107
Ch. 10 Stabilization, Recognition, and Influence Through Publications, Certifications, and Meetings, 1974-1978 127
Ch. 11 A Time for Challenges and Expansion: Miller's Tenure as Executive Director, 1978-1982 153
Ch. 12 The National Center in Indianapolis and the Professionalization of ACSM, 1982-1986 185
Ch. 13 Expanding Roles in Sports Medicine, 1986-1989 219
Ch. 14 To New Heights of Leadership, 1989-1992 249
Appendixes 285
List of Abbreviations 342
Notes 343
Index 403
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