Sport and Exercise Science: Essays in the History of Sports Medicine

Overview

Sports medicine and the scientific study of exercise, sports, and physical education are enjoying a steady rise in popularity. This volume reveals that a number of current debates concerning the body, physical health, types and degrees of exercise, athletic contest, the use and abuse of aids to performance, and much more, have their roots in the nineteenth century and earlier.
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Overview

Sports medicine and the scientific study of exercise, sports, and physical education are enjoying a steady rise in popularity. This volume reveals that a number of current debates concerning the body, physical health, types and degrees of exercise, athletic contest, the use and abuse of aids to performance, and much more, have their roots in the nineteenth century and earlier.
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Offers a historical perspective on the growing field of sports medicine and the scientific study of exercise, sport, and physical education, as well as the persistence of "pseudoscience." In 10 essays (eight previously published), contributors discuss topics as far- ranging and current as the use of steroids, training for competition, athlete's heart, exercise physiology, physical activity and sport for females, women's health, physical culture and quackery, and diet. Of interest to both scholars and general readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252062421
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1992
  • Series: Sport and Society Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Exercise and the Medical Tradition from Hippocrates through Antebellum America: A Review Essay 1
2 Athletes and Their Training in Britain and America, 1800-1914 57
3 "Athlete's Heart": The Medical Debate over Athleticism, 1870-1920 109
4 Physiologists, Physicians, and Physical Educators: Nineteenth-Century Biology and Exercise, Hygenic and Educative 137
5 Exercise, Physical Capability, and the Eternally Wounded Woman in Late Nineteenth-Century North America 183
6 Bernarr Macfadden: Reformer of Feminine Form 213
7 The Early Development of Sports Medicine in Germany 233
8 The Scientific Quest for Physical Culture and the Persistent Appeal of Quackery 283
9 Muscular Vegetarianism: The Debate over Diet and Athletic Performance in the Progressive Era 297
10 A History of the Use of Anabolic Steroids in Sport 319
Notes on Contributors 351
Index 353
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