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An Alternative History of Hyperactivity: Food Additives and the Feingold Diet (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine)

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In 1973, San Francisco allergist Ben Feingold created an uproar by claiming that synthetic food additives triggered hyperactivity, then the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorder in the United States. He contended that the epidemic should not be treated with drugs such as Ritalin but, instead, with a food additive-free diet. Parents and the media considered his treatment, the Feingold diet, a compelling alternative. Physicians, however, were skeptical and designed dozens of trials to challenge the idea. The resulting medical opinion was that the diet did not work and it was rejected.

Matthew Smith asserts that those scientific conclusions were, in fact, flawed. An Alternative History of Hyperactivity explores the origins of the Feingold diet, revealing why it became so popular, and the ways in which physicians, parents, and the public made decisions about whether it was a valid treatment for hyperactivity. Arguing that the fate of Feingold's therapy depended more on cultural, economic, and political factors than on the scientific protocols designed to test it, Smith suggests the lessons learned can help resolve medical controversies more effectively.

Synopsis:

An Alternative History of Hyperactivity explores the origins of the Feingold diet, revealing why it became so popular, and the ways in which physicians, parents, and the public made decisions about whether it was a valid treatment for hyperactivity. Arguing that the fate of Feingold's therapy depended more on cultural, economic, and political factors than on the scientific protocols designed to test it, Smith suggests the lessons learned can help resolve medical controversies more effectively.

About the Author

MATTHEW SMITH is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK. He received the American Association for the History of Medicine's Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome Award in 2010.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations

1. Food for Thought

2. Why Your Child Is Hyperactive

3. Feingold Goes Public

4. The Problem with Hyperactivity

5. andldquo;Food Just Isnandrsquo;t What It Used to Beandrdquo;

6. The Feingold Diet in the Media

7. Testing the Feingold Diet

8. Feingold Families

9. Conclusion

Bibliography

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813550169
Author:
Smith, Matthew
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Publication Date:
20110701
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » History of Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics

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An Alternative History of Hyperactivity explores the origins of the Feingold diet, revealing why it became so popular, and the ways in which physicians, parents, and the public made decisions about whether it was a valid treatment for hyperactivity. Arguing that the fate of Feingold's therapy depended more on cultural, economic, and political factors than on the scientific protocols designed to test it, Smith suggests the lessons learned can help resolve medical controversies more effectively.
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