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Samuel E. Bilik Typescript

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Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 4 Aug 2010

Biographical History

Samuel Ernest Bilik (1890 or 1893-1972) was an American physician specializing in sports medicine. According to the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), he "was one of the earliest medical doctors to devote his time to athletic injuries." He wrote the first edition of The Trainers Bible at age 21, and is in the NATA Hall of Fame.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Samuel E. Bilik Typescript consists of a typescript of the 9th edition of Bilik's book The Trainers Bible, with the author's annotations and corrections for the 10th edition.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Bilik, Samuel Ernest, 1890-

Associated Titles

The trainers bible.


Sports injuries -- Prevention.
Sports medicine.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Samuel E. Bilik Typescript,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Gene Bilik, 1973.

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