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The brain bank of America : an inquiry into the politics of science

Author: Philip M Boffey
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, [1975]
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Boffey, Philip M.
Brain bank of America.
New York : McGraw-Hill, [1975]
(OCoLC)608906303
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip M Boffey
ISBN: 0070063680 9780070063686
OCLC Number: 1093686
Description: xxiii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Ralph Nader --
Emerging importance --
The honored elite --
How the brain bank functions, and malfunctions --
The special interests --
Radioactive waste disposal: the Atomic Energy Commission brings the Academy to heel --
The SST: playing the government's game --
Defoliation: the Academy as shield for the Pentagon --
The Food Protection Committee: protection for whom? --
Pesticides: the Academy versus Rachel Carson --
Airborne lead: a failure to delineate the hazards --
The Academy and the public interest --
Appendix A. An Act to Incorporate the National Academy of Sciences --
Appendix B. Executive orders governing National Research Council.
Responsibility: by Phillip [i.e. Philip] M. Boffey ; with an introd. by Ralph Nader.

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