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ERIC Number: ED304435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 20
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Should Individuals Who Possess Only One Brain Be Allowed To Box?
Brady, Don
This paper questions the acceptance of injuries obtained while participating in sport and in particular, the relationship between participation in boxing and brain injury/damage identified in boxers. A review of the literature indicates research findings support the tenet that brain damage found in boxers is cumulative and is directly related to the period of time individuals actively participated in the "sport". Since the central nervous system, and in particular the brain, has been found not capable of cell regeneration or preconditioned to accept trauma, the apparent risks of boxing outweigh the reported benefits to individuals and society. Ideally, boxing should be banned because of of the potential for irreversible brain damage to contestants. Since this does not appear to be realistic at this time, some recommendations offered for limiting potential brain damage for boxers are included. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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