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Medicine and sport

David Isaacs and Dominic Fitzgerald
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (11): 683.
Published online: 9 December 2002

The Olympic Games should be the pinnacle of sporting achievement, a showcase of the highest athleticism that can be reached by men and women. However, at present, it is estimated that only about 50% of sportspeople take advantage of the performance-enhancing medications developed through the wonders of modern science. This pharmacological nihilism is disappointing. If our best unmedicated athletes can achieve similar performances to those whose performances are pharmacologically enhanced, then how much better might they do with the benefit of modern medical science?

  • David Isaacs1
  • Dominic Fitzgerald2

  • Department of Medical Humour, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW.

Correspondence: davidi@chw.edu.au

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