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NHS is not (yet) in crisis, but what about school rugby?

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 08 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h78

Beware of Contact Sports

Contact sports (such as boxing, hockey, rugby, and American football) are parodies of manhood and atavistic, anachronistic, sadomasochistic, barbaric bacchanalia, which create the euphoria of victory, machismo, and fun, but the sickness of injury, disability, and pain.

Competing interests: No competing interests

08 January 2015
Hugh Mann
New York, USA