Medicine: Athletes' Injuries

Whenever Harvard plays football, a heavyset, long-haired doctor stands on the sidelines, ready to rush on the field. He is Augustus Thorndike Jr., a former Harvard (1915-16) football player who has tended athletes at his alma mater for the last nine years. Popular "Gus" Thorndike collects Swedish furniture. He also has a mass of front-line data on sports and health in the U. S. In the New England Journal of Medicine last week Dr. Thorndike, who also teaches surgery in Harvard Medical School, published a technical article on injuries in sports. A meaty...

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