Story: Sports medicine and drugs

St John officer treating an athlete, 1989

St John officer treating an athlete, 1989

A St John first aid officer treats an injured runner at an athletics meeting in 1989. The Order of St John have provided first aid at sporting events since the 1890s. Throughout this time St John officers covering sports and other community events have generally been volunteers.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Sports medicine and drugs - History of sports medicine', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013