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dc.contributor.authorCarter, Neil
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-24T10:00:36Z
dc.date.available2011-02-24T10:00:36Z
dc.date.issued2007-05
dc.identifier.citationCarter, N. (2007) Metatarsals and magic sponges: English football and the development of sports medicine. Journal of Sport History, 31 (1), pp. 53-73.en
dc.identifier.issn0094-1700
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/4618
dc.description.abstractThis article looks at the development of sports medicine within Britain using professional soccer as a case study. It explores the relationship between sport and medicine within wider society and argues that a cultural resistance, based on the persistence of a voluntary tradition and an amateur ethos, largely shaped the evolution of sports medicine. Footballers, however, as professional athletes, have been regarded as assets and to a certain extent their value has been reflected by the medical care they have received. The article will focus on four areas of sports medicine: football’s duty of care to its players and the welfare that clubs have provided for them; how the roles of football’s medical practitioners—doctors and trainers—have developed; how treatments for injuries have changed over time as medical knowledge improved; and finally, some ethical issues that have re- volved around the role of the football club manager.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis article was an outcome of a Wellcome Trust sponsored project on the history of sports medicine, 2004-07.en
dc.description.urihttp://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/JSH/JSH2007/JSH3401/jsh3401h.pdf
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNorth American Society for Sport Historyen
dc.subjectsports medicineen
dc.subjectfootballen
dc.subjecttrainersen
dc.subjectinjuriesen
dc.titleMetatarsals and magic sponges: English football and the development of sports medicine.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.researchgroupInternational Centre for Sports History and Cultureen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Historyen


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