Principles of Management
This text does not seek to provide an encyclopaedia of the many different medical conditions that can afflict instrumentalists, dancers and vocalists. Excellent textbooks already exist for that and are listed in the biography at the end of this book. Rather it seeks to explain how Performing Arts Medicine differs from the many other branches of medicine, even Sports Medicine to which it is perhaps most closely related. It attempts to draw attention to practical points in management and ways of avoiding pitfalls that have plagued the author in his many years of self-tuition during which all his medical and rheumatological skills have been tested to the limit.