Tobacoo & Your Health: The Smoking Controversy

By: Diehl, Harold S.

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1969 FIRST PRINTING SIGNED LANDMARK BOOK ON THE DANGERS OF SMOKING BY PHYSICIAN LEADING THE CHARGE LINKING CIGARETTES TO CANCER. 8 inches tall hardback, publisher's blue cloth binding, red printed title to cover and spine, inscribed on front endpaper: Dear Max/ With warmest/ personal regards. Most/ sincerely, Harold D. xvi, 271 pp, many black & white illustrations, text unmarked, very good, no dust jacket. HAROLD S. DIEHL, M.D. (1891-1973) was a leading proponent of the relationship be tween cigarette smoking and lung cancer. In 1963, he spearheaded the effort that led to the establishment of the Surgeon General's Commission on Smoking and Health. The commission's report, published on Jan. 11, 1964, warned smokers that their habit increased their chances of dying of lung cancer by 10‐fold and doubled their risk of dying of heart disease. In 1935, Dr. Diehl, then professor and head of the department of preventive medicine and public health, was appointed dean of medical sciences at the University of Minnesota. In 1957, he left the university to join the Cancer Society as senior vice president of research and medical affairs. Following his retirement in 1968, he remained a consultant for the society, especially on the subject of the health effects of smoking.--New York Times, June 28, 1973.

Title: Tobacoo & Your Health: The Smoking Controversy

Author Name: Diehl, Harold S.

Categories: Medicine, Cancer, Cardiology, Public health,

Edition: First printing (full number line)

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co.: 1969

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 650

Keywords: tobacco; medicine; public health; society