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One for the Road: Drunk Driving since 1900

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Description for One for the Road: Drunk Driving since 1900 Paperback. 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. Num Pages: 240 pages, 10, 10 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: HBTB; JFFH1; MBN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 154 x 16. Weight in Grams: 350.
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 ... Read more

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Johns Hopkins University Press United States
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About Barron H. Lerner
Barron H. Lerner is a physician, historian, and professor of medicine and public health at Columbia University. He is the author of Contagion and Confinement: Controlling Tuberculosis along the Skid Road and When Illness Goes Public: Celebrity Patients and How We Look at Medicine, both also published by Johns Hopkins, and The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear, ... Read more

Reviews for One for the Road: Drunk Driving since 1900
Dr. Lerner's account of the long relationship between the automobile and the beverage-on both a corporate and a consumer level-is dogged, comprehensive and occasionally quite surprising.
Abigail Zuger, M.D. New York Times In the libertarian society of the US, Americans acknowledge their rights, which include driving automobiles and consuming alcoholic beverages. Innocuous independently, combined they have plagued the country ... Read more

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