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Drugs in sport: the pressure to perform
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  1. A D J Webborn
  1. Sportswise Limited, 24 Milnthorpe Road, Eastbourne BN20 7NS, UK; nickwebborn@sportswise.org.uk

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    BMA, London: BMJ Publishing Group, 2002, £16.95, pp 165, softcover. ISBN 0727916068

    This is a paperback book produced by the British Medical Association and is touted as “an invaluable aid.” I would beg to differ, and, in addition to several factual inaccuracies, the overall impression was that this had not been written by anyone who had been involved in the care of the elite athlete. Many can write a text by reviewing relevant material, but you can tell if the authors have an intimate working knowledge of the topic. When I looked at the names of the editors and contributing authors, I could not recognise any name as a doctor involved in elite sports medicine in the UK despite this being a British book. Furthermore, the topic of doping is ever evolving, and it will become increasingly inaccurate …

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