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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction? History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores some of these 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 -- as deplorable as mistaken past ideas about advocating racial purity or using lobotomies as a cure for mental illness. These unwitting errors add up to seven lessons both cautionary and profound, narrated by author and speaker Paul A. Offit. 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 account of how science has been misused disastrously -- and how we can learn to use its power for good
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Offit, Paul A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Medicine
  • Medical Errors
  • History of Medicine
  • Erreurs scientifiques
  • Médecine
  • Errors, Scientific
  • history of medicine
  • Medicine
  • Wissenschaft
  • Irrtum
  • Auswirkung
  • Errors
Label
Pandora's lab : seven stories of science gone wrong, Paul A. Offit, M.D
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- God's own medicine -- The great margarine mistake -- Blood from air -- America's master race -- Turning the mind inside out -- The mosquito liberation front -- Nobel Prize disease -- Learning form the past -- Epilogue
Control code
957223250
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781426217982
Lccn
2016030737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other control number
40027046578
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)957223250
Label
Pandora's lab : seven stories of science gone wrong, Paul A. Offit, M.D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- God's own medicine -- The great margarine mistake -- Blood from air -- America's master race -- Turning the mind inside out -- The mosquito liberation front -- Nobel Prize disease -- Learning form the past -- Epilogue
Control code
957223250
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781426217982
Lccn
2016030737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other control number
40027046578
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)957223250

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