The monthly magazine Medizin und Sport was launched in the GDR, of which Professor Kurt Franke (1926-2008), Chief physician of the Surgical Clinic in the Berlin-Pankow hospital, was the first editor-in-chief.
In 1961 the Institute for Sports Medicine was founded in the GDR, followed by the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Sports Medicine in 1962. The Kreischa Rehabilitation Zentrum (near Dresden) was affiliated to the Institute in 1962. This Center evolved into the Central Institute for Sports Medical Services in 1968. In Leipzig, as well as in Kreischa, there were courses and advanced seminars in sports medicine with national and international participants. The teaching was primarily by doctors with sports medicine experience at out ans in-patient health services and university facilities
The All-Union Society of Medical Supervision and Physiotherapy of the USSR Ministry of Public Health was established in 1961 and the Kiev Scientific Research Institute of Medical Problems in Physical Culture and Sports in 1967.
The Australian Sports Medicine Federation was launched in Australia.
Swiss Professor of Physiology Alfred Fleisch (1892-1973) developed an ergometer that could be used to practice while lying down.
The photo appeared on page 51 of his book 'New methods of studying gaseous exchange and pulmonary function'. Fleisch also developed the first pneumotachometer.
The range was supplemented with the Metabographe, a fairly robust device for determining metabolism.
But also a portable device for determining metabolism.
Many authors linked chronic diseases to a lack of physical activity. German sports physician Hans Kraus (1905-1995) and Austrian Professor of Physiology Wilhelm Raab (1895-1970) dealt with that subject in their book 'Hypokinetic Disease: Diseases Produced by Lack of Exercise'.