Kōrero: Sports medicine and drugs

Fit to play?

Fit to play?

This 2005 cartoon from the Press highlights the pressure on doctors to declare injured players fit to return to the field. From the 1970s onwards many sporting codes adopted tighter rules over injury prevention. However, with the development of professionalism, doctors were sometimes urged by coaches and management to allow recently injured players back into competition.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0004815
Cartoon by Alistair Nisbet

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Courtesy of Cartoon-yoo

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Clayworth, 'Sports medicine and drugs - History of sports medicine', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/41420/fit-to-play (accessed 29 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Peter Clayworth, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013