The interesting part is ECG. Dr. Kimura expresses his regret in
the thesis that his medical team could not finish the entire
members of the team due to lack of time. I assume it took too much
time to record one by one in such an environment that contemporary
medical equipment was far from their reach in that era. Yet his
team was successful in obtaining data from ten players."
In acknowledgement of the thesis, Dr. Kimura et al, express
their gratitude to NZU; "It was a great pleasure for us to conduct
physical examinations to the entire 24 players of the New Zealand
Universities Rugby Football Team, who toured Japan from January to
February this year and recorded remarkable six wins and one draw
results. We would like to thank Mr. Martin Smith, Tour Manager, and
Japan West RFU, both of whom, out of their busy schedule, kindly
accepted our requests and allowed us to carry out physical
examinations. We also want to thank Mr. J. M. Watt, a medical
student of the NZU team who offered to conduct examinations of
height, weight and chest circumference of the team."
Dr. Mochizuki closes out his article as follows: "What was
written in the thesis is an excellent piece of study. It is a
pioneering work of today's sports medicine, which reminds us of
importance of documentation.