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By Paul Dimeo

This publication bargains a brand new background of drug use in activity. It argues that the belief of stoning up to reinforce functionality has no longer consistently been the situation or ‘evil’ we now imagine it's. as an alternative, the late nineteenth century used to be a time of a few experimentation and innovation mostly unhindered by way of speak of dishonest or well-being hazards. via the interwar interval, experiments have been modernised within the new laboratories of workout physiologists. nonetheless there has been little or no experience that this was once opposite to the ethics or spirit of activity. activities, medicinal drugs and technology have been heavily associated for over part a century.

The moment global War provided the impetus for either elevated use of substances and the emergence of an anti-doping reaction. through the top of the Nineteen Fifties a brand new framework of ethics used to be being imposed at the medicines query that built doping in hugely emotive phrases as an ‘evil’. along this emerged the technological know-how and procedural paperwork of trying out. The years as much as 1976 laid the rules for 4 a long time of anti-doping. This publication deals an in depth and significant realizing of who used to be concerned, what they have been attempting to in achieving, why they set approximately this activity and the context during 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 easiest e-book in British activities historical past.

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