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Author Dimeo, Paul, 1971-

Title A history of drug use in sport, 1876-1976 : beyond good and evil / Paul Dimeo
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2007


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 MELB  362.29 Dim/Hod  UNAVAILABLE C19
Description xi, 153 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Sport, drugs and society -- 2. Doping and the rise of modern sport, 1876-1918 -- 3. The science gets serious, 1920-1945 -- 4. Amphetamines and post war sport, 1945-1976 -- 5. The steroids epidemic, 1945-1976 -- 6. Dealing with the scandal : anti-doping and the new ethics of sport, 1945-1965 -- 7. Science, morality and policy : the modernisation of anti-doping, 1965-1976 -- 8. Doping, anti-doping and the changing values of sport epilogue
Summary "This book offers a new history of drug use in sport. It argues that the idea of taking drugs to enhance performance has not always been the crisis or 'evil' we now think it is. Instead, the late nineteenth century was a time of some experimentation and innovation largely unhindered by talk of cheating or health risks. By the interwar period, experiments had been modernised in the new laboratories of exercise physiologists. Still there was very little sense that this was contrary to the ethics or spirit of sport. Sports, drugs and science were closely linked for over half a century." "This book offers a detailed and critical understanding of who was involved, what they were trying to achieve, why they set about this task and the context in which they worked. By doing so, it reconsiders the classic dichotomy of 'good anti-doping' up against 'evil doping'."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Athletes -- Drug use -- History.
Doping in sports -- History.
Doping in Sports -- history.
Doping in Sports -- prevention & control.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Sports -- history.
LC no. 2007001866
ISBN 0415357713 (hbk.)
0415357721 (paperback)
9780203003701 (ebk.)
9780415357715 (hbk.)
9780415357722 (paperback)