Book Review Sports Medicine Winter Sports Medicine N Engl J Med 1990; 322:1475May 17, 1990DOI: 10.1056/NEJM199005173222024 "...Winter Sports Medicine, is an excellent compendium of information gathered in the laboratory and from personal experience. It has been well prepared for presentation to the general medical community. The majority of the literature on sports medicine is derived from experience with popular team sports and athletic events occurring in temperate climatic conditions. Many winter sports involve participants who spend many hours in colder temperatures and frequently at high altitudes. This book brings together the insight of various specialties and presents fundamental information about the nutrition, psychology, biomechanics, and exercise physiology of winter sports. There are excellent sections on all aspects of skating, skiing, and mountaineering. This information should be considered basic for physicians involved with these sports or practicing medicine in areas where winter sports are common"