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No game for boys to play : the history of youth football and the origins of a public health crisis

Author: Kathleen Bachynski
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Series: Studies in social medicine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 2016, the NFL admitted a link between degenerative brain disease and injuries resulting from tackle football. This admission sparked a new safety debate in professional football. However, the concerns about players' health do not start at the professional level, but at the beginning and intermediate levels of play. In this book, Kathleen Bachynski tells the story of youth tackle football and the debates over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Bachynski
ISBN: 9781469653693 1469653699 9781469653709 1469653702
OCLC Number: 1089276692
Description: xiv, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The modern knight errant : nation, race, and the origins of American football --
We are not a nation of softies : youth football from the Great Depression to the Cold War --
Your men can smash through : designing and marketing football equipment --
The duty of their elders : doctors, coaches, and safety expertise, 1950s-1960s --
The rough and tumble : what counts as a football injury? --
Controlling hazards : insurance, data, and consumer product safety, 1930-1974 --
A clear conscience : setting helmet standards and legal responsibility for injuries, 1960s-1970s --
It's all we've got : community, education, and youth football --
This is your brain on football : the framing of a concussion crisis.
Series Title: Studies in social medicine.
Responsibility: Kathleen Bachynski.

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From the untimely deaths of young athletes to chronic disease among retired players, roiling debates over tackle football have profound implications for more than one million American boys who play  Read more...

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