Medicine: Golf & Polo Backaches

Golf gave one of Dr. Horace Gray's (Chicago) middle-aged patients a pain in the back. Then another patient came in with the same sort of ache at the base of his spine. And shortly a third. But the last was a polo player. The three were enough for Dr. Gray to decide that he had discovered a new recreational malady — wrenched backs in men between 35 and 45 — and he hastened last week to notify the profession. Quick swings of the polo mallet twist stiffened spines. In golf the cause is the "brisk, snappy twist of the trunk"...

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