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The Resource Pandora's lab : seven stories of science gone wrong, Paul A. Offit, M.D

Pandora's lab : seven stories of science gone wrong, Paul A. Offit, M.D

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Pandora's lab : seven stories of science gone wrong
Title
Pandora's lab
Title remainder
seven stories of science gone wrong
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Offit, M.D
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
History is filled with scientific ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating and significant missteps. From opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.S.; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria, these are today's sins of science. These unwitting errors add up to seven lessons both cautionary and profound. Author Paul A. Offit uses these lessons to investigate how we can separate good science from bad, using some of today's most controversial creations, e-cigarettes, GMOs, drug treatments for ADHD as case studies. For every "Aha!" moment that should have been an "Oh no," this book is an engrossing account of how science has been misused disastrously and how we can learn to use its power for good
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DLC
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Offit, Paul A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Errors, Scientific
Label
Pandora's lab : seven stories of science gone wrong, Paul A. Offit, M.D
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes a selected bibliography and an index
Contents
God's own medicine -- The great margerine mistake -- Blood from air -- America's master race -- Turning the mind inside out -- The mosquito liberation front -- Nobel prize disease -- Learning from the past
Control code
sky283372424
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781426217982
Lccn
2016030737
Label
Pandora's lab : seven stories of science gone wrong, Paul A. Offit, M.D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes a selected bibliography and an index
Contents
God's own medicine -- The great margerine mistake -- Blood from air -- America's master race -- Turning the mind inside out -- The mosquito liberation front -- Nobel prize disease -- Learning from the past
Control code
sky283372424
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781426217982
Lccn
2016030737

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