Medical Problems of Performing ArtistsMedical Problems of Performing Artists

Home | Current Issue | Archives | Subscriptions | Contact Us

Log In | Search | Author Index | About MPPA | Submissions

MPPA indexed by MEDLINE.

Toward a Performing Arts Medicine Definition of Performing Arts

Ralph A. Manchester
From: Medical Problems of Performing Artists: Volume 24 Number 3: Page 101 (September 2009)

View Full Text (Free)

Abstract: As the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, it seems to be a good time to discuss a definition of what the field includes--and, by extension, what it doesn't include. A presentation at the 27th Annual Symposium on the Medical Problems of Musicians & Dancers on health issues of circus performers and some recent articles in Medical Problems of Performing Artists on artistic and rhythmic gymnasts have helped us broaden the scope of our field. While I find this exciting and another indication that performing arts medicine is a vibrant, essential specialty within the universe of health care, it also makes me wonder what else ought to be included in the field and what shouldn't.

Back to Table of Contents



Science & Medicine, Inc.
P.O. Box 313, Narberth, PA 19072
(610) 660-8097       (800) 888-0028
fax (610) 660-0348
e-mail editor@sciandmed.com
See our other journal: Science & Medicine.
Home | Current Issue | Archives | Subscriptions | Contact Us

Log In | Search | Author Index | About MPPA | Submissions

Copyright © 2002-2019, Science & Medicine, Inc.

Powered by Pliner Solutions, Inc.
Web Development by Pliner Solutions, Inc.