The belief that modern technology has eliminated lead poisoning in America is a medical myth abetted by industry, contends Dr. Wedeen in his lively historical account which proves that what you don’t know can kill you.
Wedeen deals with historical as well as contemporary evidence, with fantasy as well as fact surrounding lead poisoning. He shows that the adulteration of wine with lead was responsible for much of the mythology surrounding gout. To bolster his argument he has included 57 illustrations that capture the impact of medical foibles on the common man.
|Publisher:||Southern Illinois University Press|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Richard P. Wedeen, M.D., is Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development, Veterans Administration Medical Center, East Orange, New Jersey, and Professor of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark.