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Obviously, sports medicine has no lack of confident writers nor a dearth of publishers sure about its market. But are the authors qualified? I suspect qualified authors are difficult to find, because each year a new set of books on sports medicine is introduced, the previous lot presumably being unsuitable, badly written, or outdated.
Unlike the blood, heart, or liver, sports medicine in this country has no exclusive specialists. By default, therefore, this branch of medicine until recently has been left to the ministrations of orthopedic surgeons, who naturally see sports medicine through eyes accustomed to injury of the musculoskeletal
Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Physician.. Ann Intern Med. ;100:773. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-5-773_1
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