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Author Olmsted, Dan

Title The age of autism : mercury, medicine, and a man-made epidemic / Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill.

Imprint New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    616.8588 OLM    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 430 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-405) and index.
Contents Foreword / David Kirby -- Introduction: the seed -- pt. One: The roots. Ch. 1. The age of syphilis -- ch. 2. The age of hysteria -- ch. 3. The age of acrodynia -- ch. 4. Pollution -- ch. 5. Targeted toxins -- pt. Two: The rise. Ch. 6. Germination -- ch. 7. The wrong branches -- ch. 8. Growing like a weed -- ch. 9. Fruit of the poisoned tree -- ch. 10. Digging up the roots -- Epilogue: the nightmare and the dream -- Appendix A: Notes on the Tuskegee Studies -- Appendix B: Selected papers and patents of the Plant Pathology Network.
Summary From the worst cases of syphilis to Sigmund Freud's first cases of hysteria, from baffling new disorders in 19th century Britain to the modern scourge of autism, this book traces the long overlooked history of mercury poisoning. It demonstrates with clarity how chemical and environmental clues may have been missed as medical "experts," many of them blinded by decades of systemic bias, instead placed blamed on parental behavior or children's biology.
Subject Autism -- Environmental aspects.
Mercury -- Toxicology
Autism -- Etiology
Autism -- History.
Added Author Blaxill, Mark, 1958-
ISBN 9780312545628
9780312547097 (pbk.)
0312547099 (pbk.)

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