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This book chronicles the types and advances in doping techniques used by amateur and professional athletes over the last century. As modern medicine and technology have evolved, the drugs and techniques used to boost athletic performance have evolved along similar lines.

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Acknowledgements Foreword Chapter 1 -- The Early History of Performance Enhancement Drugs Chapter 2 -- The Beginnings of Modern Doping Chapter 3 -- The Rise of East German Athletics And Other Tales of Doping Chapter 4 -- Blood Doping, EPO and Human Growth Hormone Chapter 5 -- An Explosion of Doping Cases and the Rise of Custom Tailored Drugs Chapter 6 -- Is Everyone Doping? Chapter 7 Future Perfect: Genetically Modified Athletes? Afterword Chapter Notes Timeline Index

About the Author

Daniel M. Rosen is a graduate of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Since 1982, he has worked as a photojournalist, technical writer, multimedia developer, and instructional designer. In his spare time, Rosen publishes Rant Your Head Off, (, a blog which covers a number of issues, including various sports doping scandals. He is an avid cyclist.


"He corrects inaccurate stories about doping deaths in cycling and offers very current detailed developments in the Floyd Landis case. He explains difficult and changing drug detection methods and results. ...Recommended. Larger university coaching and sports medicine collections supporting lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers." - Choice

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