373 e-Letters

  • The Football Club Doctor System
    Stephen H Boyce
    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the paper by Waddington et al,[1] highlighting the inadequacies of the football club doctor system in Britain. This paper confirms the situation that many people already knew to exist. Advertisements for club doctors are rarely published in medical journals and are normally appointed on a “who you know” basis. It is also particularly disappointing, that in a time when the specialty of...

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  • Sailing and Swimming
    Matthew Wyon

    Dear Editor

    With regards to the excellence of the Australians in the last Olympics, a small reposte is required. We need to examine Darwinism to fully understand this concept. As you pointed out the Aussies did exceptionally well in the water but have yet to fully evolve and are still swimming. The Brits on the otherhand are further along the evolutionary scale and have realised that to get from one island to...

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  • Appointment and qualifications of club doctors and physiotherapists
    Ian Horsley

    Dear Editor

    I read with great interest the article by Waddington, Roderick and Naik regarding the appointment and qualifications of club doctors and physiotherapists in English professional football.

    Further to the messages put over in the text I feel that from a physiotherapy side, just being chartered is not enough. In my experience many professional clubs are employing chartered physiotherapists, s...

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