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One For The Road

Author : Barron H. Lerner
ISBN : 9781421401904
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Don’t drink and drive. It's a deceptively simple rule, but one that is all too often ignored. And while efforts to eliminate drunk driving have been around as long as automobiles, every movement to keep drunks from driving has hit some alarming bumps in the road. Barron H. Lerner narrates the two strong—and vocal—sides to this debate in the United States: those who argue vehemently against drunk driving, and those who believe the problem is exaggerated and overregulated. A public health professor and historian of medicine, Lerner asks why these opposing views exist, examining drunk driving in the context of American beliefs about alcoholism, driving, individualism, and civil liberties. Angry and bereaved activist leaders and advocacy groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving campaign passionately for education and legislation, but even as people continue to be killed, many Americans remain unwilling to take stronger steps to address the problem. Lerner attributes this attitude to Americans’ love of drinking and love of driving, an inadequate public transportation system, the strength of the alcohol lobby, and the enduring backlash against Prohibition. The stories of people killed and maimed by drunk drivers are heartrending, and the country’s routine rejection of reasonable strategies for ending drunk driving is frustratingly inexplicable. This book is a fascinating study of the culture of drunk driving, grassroots and professional efforts to stop it, and a public that has consistently challenged and tested the limits of individual freedom. Why, despite decades and decades of warnings, do people still choose to drive while intoxicated? One for the Road provides crucial historical lessons for understanding the old epidemic of drunk driving and the new epidemic of distracted driving.

The Breast Cancer Wars

Author : Barron H. Lerner
ISBN : 9780195161069
Genre : Medical
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Chronicles the various campaigns waged against breast cancer and its effects on women during the last century.

Contagion And Confinement

Author : Barron H. Lerner
ISBN : UOM:39015046503820
Genre : Medical
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Historians of tuberculosis have generally focused on the sanatorium era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, losing interest in the disease with the discovery of curative antibiotics in the 1940s. But the author of this work argues that the availability of drugs actually highlighted the complex social problems that predisposed people to tuberculosis and interfered with its treatment. Lerner offers an in-depth look at the history of tuberculosis control in the USA after 1945 and at the issue of forcible detention of non-compliant tuberculosis patients.

Letters Of The Century

Author : Lisa Grunwald
ISBN : 9780385315937
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Letters chronicle a century of life in the United States, from Mark Twain's humorous letter to the head of Western Union to Einstein's warning to Roosevelt about atomic warfare and a young Bill Gates begging hobbyists not to share software.

Drunk Driving

Author : Amanda Hiber
ISBN : 9780737767803
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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This essential volume tackles the issues surrounding drunk driving. Readers are presented with a diversity of opinion on each issue, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance. Readers will examine the effectiveness of drunk driving laws, and the use of anonymous tiplines. They will evaluate drunk driving among undocumented immigrants, and whether sobriety check points are effective. This collection of essays also examines ignition interlock devices, and the minimum legal drinking age. Essay sources include the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Texas Transportation Institute.

When Illness Goes Public

Author : Barron H. Lerner
ISBN : 0801884624
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Steve McQueen had cancer and was keeping it secret. Then the media found out, and soon all of America knew. McQueen's high profile changed forever the way the public perceived a dreaded disease. Public health physician Barron H. Lerner describes the evolution of celebrities' illnesses from private matters to stories of great public interest. Famous people who have become symbols of illness include Lou Gehrig, the first "celebrity patient," and Arthur Ashe, who courageously went public with his AIDS diagnosis before the media could reveal his secret. And then there are private citizens like Barney Clark, the first recipient of a permanent artificial heart. While celebrity illnesses have helped to inform patients about treatment options, ethical controversies, and scientific proof, the stories surrounding these illnesses have also assumed mythical characteristics. This exploration of the intersection of science, journalism, fame, and legend is a groundbreaking contribution to our understanding of health and illness.--From publisher description.

I Ve Gotten A Dwi Dui Now What

Author : Corona Brezina
ISBN : 9781499461473
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This book provides teens with DWI/DUI case terminology, discusses their legal rights and responsibilities, the legal process involved in a DWI/DUI charge, and what happens after a conviction.

Health Security For All

Author : Alan Derickson
ISBN : 0801880815
Genre : Medical
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"Required reading for those interested in the life and death of health policy initiatives... Valuable primer on health policy." -- JAMA "Will surely resonate in the thoughts of policymakers... and anyone interested in a fairer and healthier society." -- New England Journal of Medicine

Alcohol And Public Policy

Author : Mark Harrison Moore
ISBN : NAP:11761
Genre : Social Science
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Small Town Talk

Author : Barney Hoskyns
ISBN : 9780306823213
Genre : Music
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Think "Woodstock" and the mind turns to the seminal 1969 festival that crowned a seismic decade of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. But the town of Woodstock, New York, the original planned venue of the concert, is located over 60 miles from the site to which the fabled half a million flocked. Long before the landmark music festival usurped the name, Woodstock-the tiny Catskills town where Bob Dylan holed up after his infamous 1966 motorcycle accident-was already a key location in the '60s rock landscape. In Small Town Talk, Barney Hoskyns re-creates Woodstock's community of brilliant dysfunctional musicians, scheming dealers, and opportunistic hippie capitalists drawn to the area by Dylan and his sidekicks from the Band. Central to the book's narrative is the broodingly powerful presence of Albert Grossman, manager of Dylan, the Band, Janis Joplin, Paul Butterfield, and Todd Rundgren-and the Big Daddy of a personal fiefdom in Bearsville that encompassed studios, restaurants, and his own record label. Intertwined in the story are the Woodstock experiences and associations of artists as diverse as Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Tim Hardin, Karen Dalton, and Bobby Charles (whose immortal song-portrait of Woodstock gives the book its title). Drawing on numerous first-hand interviews with the remaining key players in the scene-and on the period when he lived there himself in the 1990s-Hoskyns has produced an East Coast companion to his bestselling L.A. canyon classic Hotel California. This is a richly absorbing study of a vital music scene in a revolutionary time and place.

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