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By Paul Dimeo

This publication deals a brand new historical past of drug use in recreation. It argues that the assumption of popping up to augment functionality has now not consistently been the challenge or ‘evil’ we now imagine it really is. in its place, the late nineteenth century was once a time of a few experimentation and innovation mostly unhindered by way of speak of dishonest or well-being dangers. by means of the interwar interval, experiments were modernised within the new laboratories of workout physiologists. nonetheless there has been little or no experience that this used to be opposite to the ethics or spirit of game. activities, medicines and technology have been heavily associated for over part a century.

The moment global War provided the impetus for either elevated use of gear and the emergence of an anti-doping reaction. by way of the top of the Nineteen Fifties a brand new framework of ethics used to be being imposed at the medicinal drugs query that developed doping in hugely emotive phrases as an ‘evil’. along this emerged the technology and procedural forms of checking out. The years as much as 1976 laid the rules for 4 a long time of anti-doping. This ebook bargains an in depth and demanding figuring out of who was once concerned, what they have been attempting to in attaining, why they set approximately this job and the context within which they labored. by way of doing so, it reconsiders the vintage dichotomy of ‘good anti-doping’ up opposed to ‘evil doping’.

Winner of the 2007 Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for the simplest booklet in British activities background.

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