Driving change . . .
- By: Matthew Billingsley
This month we look at how doctors have improved safety in certain sports. Trystan MacDonald and Steffan Griffin profile three doctors who have influenced safety in football, horse racing, and rugby (doi:10.1136/sbmj.g3556). Edmund Farrar looks at how Sid Watkins, a neurosurgeon, started off as a volunteer in motorsport before transforming Formula One racing into a much safer sport. A trackside fatality has not been reported since the death in 1994 of Brazilian driver Aryton Senna (doi:10.1136/sbmj.g3517).
And it is to Brazil where we go next. The focus of the world will be on it over the next few years as it hosts the 20th FIFA World Cup this month and the Olympics in 2016. The country has seen much development, and Fernando Duarte reports on how the country is adapting to the growing and diverse health needs of the nation. Ricardo Dahmer Tiecher also provides us with a Personal View