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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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Description 1 online resource (xi, 153 pages)
Contents Sport, drugs, and society -- Doping and the rise of modern sport, 1876-1918 -- The science gets serious, 1920-1945 -- Amphetamines and post-war sport, 1945-1976 -- The steroids epidemic, 1945-1976 -- Dealing with the scandal : anti-doping and the new ethics of sport, 1945-1965 -- Science, morality, and policy : the modernisation of anti-doping, 1965-1976 -- Doping, anti-doping and the changing values of sport
Summary Offering a new history of drug use in sport, the book argues that taking drugs to enhance performance has not always been the crisis of 'evil' we now think it is. Reviewing the period from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century, this book chronicles our changing science and moral codes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-149) and index
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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.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203003705 (electronic bk.)
9780203003701 (electronic bk.)