0
ARTICLE |

An Environmental Odyssey: People, Pollution, and Politics in the Life of a Practical Scientist

Clark W. Heath Jr, MD
JAMA. 1991;266(12):1702. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03470120104043.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

In the 1930s, occupational health work in the United States centered in insurance companies whose interests lay with reducing workers' compensation costs arising from industrial health hazards. As a young industrial hygienist working for such a company in New York, Merril Eisenbud began his career in environmental health. None of the laws and agencies yet existed that are now in place to protect the environment and to govern the fields of environmental and occupational health. Our national awareness of the hazards associated with an expanding industrial society had yet to be aroused.

Now, more than 50 years later, Eisenbud has written this engaging autobiographical account, which not only traces the growth of one man's lifework but in the process also provides a vivid and personalized history of this country's efforts to cope with fast-changing and complicated needs in environmental health. As happens in many lives, his career, like Odysseus' travels,

Topics

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();