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Oxygen inhalation by sportspeople, 1909

Oxygen inhalation by sportspeople, 1909

This newspaper article from 1909 looks at the use of pure oxygen by athletes as a form of stimulus. It also discusses the use of strychnine, showing that doping in sports was an issue of concern in the early 20th century.

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Reference: Manawatu Standard, 24 September 1909, p. 2

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Peter Clayworth, 'Sports medicine and drugs - History of drug cheating', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/41427/oxygen-inhalation-by-sportspeople-1909 (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013