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    • Gherardo Bonini
      Dear friends, Bumping for this subject, I have the pleasure to announce that the Austrian publishing house Löcker Verlag issued a volume edited by Rudolf Müllner, Matthias Marschik and myself Otto Herschmann und die Olympische Bewegung. Die Etablierung der moderne Sport in Österreich. (Otto Herschmann and the Olympic movement. The establishment of modern sport in Austria) https://www.morawa.at/detail/ISBN-9783990980866/Marschik-Matthias/Otto-Herschmann-und-die-olympische-Bewegung?bpmctrl=bpmrownr.1%7Cforeign.248043-1-0-0 The book contains the following contributions Introduction (Einleitung) “Otto Herschmann  als Agent des sportliches Wandels” (Otto Herschmann as Agent for sport development) by Matthias Marschik, Rudolf Müllner and Gherardo Bonini “Otto Herschmann. A biographische Neubewertung”, translation with slight revision of my article written for Dave Day (editors) Playing Pasts (2020) that with title “Otto Herschmann. A biographical reassessment” (present German title is the same of previous English one) “Wiener Sport”, (Viennese Sport) this a reproduction of Herschmann’s book of 1904 that a far-sighting picture of Viennese sport with innovative (for that time) sociological categories of analysis “Otto Herschmann als Autor der Grossstadt-Dokument” (Otto Herschmann as Author for Grossstadt Dokument) by Ralf Thies, Grossstadt-Dokument was a serial of books dedicated to Vienna and many of its assets. A similar fortunate chain of books dedicated to Berlin inspired the serial. “Herschmann Überlegungen zu “Aristokratie, Volk und Politik im Sport“ mit Bourdieu gelesen“ (Herschmann’s considerations about „Aristocracy, People and Politics in Sport“ these read through Bourdieu (categories of analysis) by Rudolf Müllner, this a well conceptual piece dealing with innovative Herschmann’s insights about popular sports “Sport in Cisleithanien”, this a revised and opportunely reviewed and updated of an article of mine that “Sport in Cisleithania”, issued in English language for the journal European Studies in Sport History, Vol. 1 (2008) - Cisleithania was the name of political Austria structured after the Compromise of 1867, in which Imperial Austria transformed in Austria-Hungary. By the way, Transleithania was the name of political Hungary. If before 1867, all the 12 nationalities were under the aegis of Austrians, then also Hungarians had to rule over "a  “Die Olympische Bewegung in Österreich von den Anfängen bis 1918“ (The Olympic movement in Austria from the beginnings to 1918“) by Michael Wenzel “Die Festtage von Athen” Otto Herschmanns Olympiabericht von 1896 revisited“ (The joyful days of Athens – The Herschmann’s Olympic report of 1896 revisited) by Rudolf Müllner “Eine originelle Dreimännerallianz: Barbasetti, Franceschinis und Herschmann“ (An original three-men alliance : Barbasetti, Franceschinis and Herschmann) by Fabrizio Orsini. The title vaguely inspires to Triple Alliance in politics between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy signed in 1882, but violated by Italy entering World War I with Triple Entente. Franceschinis was the master of fencing of Herschmann and his club. Barbasetti was the leading master of Vienna and the master of same Franceschinis, who “bourgeoisized” the fencing in Vienna. „Im Dienste der Assimilation ? Jüdischer Sport und jüdische Sportfunktionäre in Wien bis 1918“ (At the service of the assimilation ? Jewish sport and jewish sport officials in Vienna until 1918) by Matthias Marschik. This is a dense contribution analyzing the role of so-called assimilated, Jewish people, who left officially the rank of Jewish believers with a formal and juridical dismissal. They were a lot in the Austrian sport. “Die Politisierung der Körper : jüdischer sport vor der NS-Zeit“ (The politicization of the body : Jewish sport before the Nazi Era) by Albert Lichtblau „Otto Herschmann : 4 Januar 1877, Wien – 14/17 Juni 1942, Sobibor“ (Otto Herschmann : born in Vienna 4 January 1877, dead in Sobibor 14/17 June 1942) by Dieter Hecht. This was the most impressive contribution. Few documents described last times of Herschmann. The infamous laws restricted the life of Jewish people of Vienna and Herschmann remained in a room with other 8 victims. When he left Vienna in the last train (996 people) for extermination camp (after that, no Jewish remained in Vienna) on 14 June 1942, Herschmann was dying and when the train out the doors in Sobibor he was died. Thank you for the attention Friendly yours, Gherardo Bonini    
    • David Harrington
      Bob, Thanks for the information.  I was temporarily moved to the sanitation department which was considered "light duty" .  We would clean up spills in the aisles.  When I felt better, meaning no pain, the doctor returned me to regular duty.  But I was still on the Dolobid which was masking the pain. He should have discontinued the Dolobid and kept me on light duty till the drug wore off to see if I was truly recovered.
    • Bob Fett
      Dave, It is an anti-inflamnatory and pain killer. It is long acting so you only need to take it every 12 hours or from my understanding. Dolomid is a brand name for diflunisal. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diflunisal The doctor should of had you take a week off or do a non lifting job but maybe that was not feasible, like the NFL players who get a painkiller to play.  No play...no pay...no job.  
    • Ken Sprague
      Try Ivermectin. 😀
    • David Harrington
      Ed, Probably the weight gain you experienced was due to fluid retention, not the building of muscle tissue. If you had muscle inflammation the prednisone may have helped with that possibly allowing you to get stronger.  But prednisone doesn't have any anabolic properties. Weight gain due to fluid retention is one of the more noticeable side effects.  I saw this with my ex-girlfriend who took prednisone for over 30 years.  She'd blow up and gain weight, then she'd lose weight.  She never regained the strength she'd once had before her illness.  Her shoulders and arms were weak.  She had no overhead strength.  Long term prednisone use can lead to diabetes which is what happened to my girlfriend.
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