C. Harmon Brown

Male, Deceased Person

1930 – 2008


Who was C. Harmon Brown?

C. Harmon Brown was an American endocrinologist who was a pioneer in the field of sports medicine. Dr. Brown's research studied the effects of rigorous exercise on women.

Brown graduated from Lafayette College in 1952, where he had been the conference champion in hurdling on three occasions and had set two college records, in the 120-yard high hurdles and 220-yard low hurdles. He was awarded his medical degree in 1956 from The George Washington University School of Medicine. He was chief of the medical service at the Veterans Administration hospital in Livermore, California and director of university health services at California State University, Hayward.

With female participation in scholastic sports increasing, Brown was quoted by Time magazine stating that many women may suffer sports injuries, but that "teachers are not equipped to show girls how to gradually improve their physical fitness and cut down on injuries". His research on women participating in athletics showed that different training techniques were needed by women, who he found were more loose jointed and more susceptible to certain injuries, such as dislocated shoulders. His works on the subject include the 1986 "The Menstrual Cycle and Physical Activity" and 1988's "Sport Science Perspectives for Women".

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Nov 11, 2008

on July 23, 2013


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