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Large case series documents chronic brain damage in players of American football

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 25 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3602

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

26 July 2017
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA