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Author Fainaru-Wada, Mark

Title League of denial : the NFL, concussions, and the battle for truth / Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru.

Publication Info. New York : Crown Archetype, [2013]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  CB 617.1 Fainaru    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 399 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-383) and index.
Contents Bird brains -- Discovery. The nutcracker ; Psych 101 ; "Dad is in Ohio" ; Fuck you, Jerry Maguire ; The Mike Webster health care system ; The vanilla guy -- Denial. Galen of Pergamon ; Onyemalukwube ; The dissenters ; "The lady doth protest too much" ; A man of science ; The brain hunters -- Reckoning. The art of disease ; Big football ; "Please, see that my brain is given to the NFL's brain bank" ; Concussion, Inc. ; Buzzards -- Scars of the gladiators.
Summary Both ESPN investigative reporters, the authors reveal how the NFL, over a period of nearly two decades, sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage. This narrative moves between the NFL trenches, America's research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science; it examines how the league used its power and resources to attack independent scientists and elevate its own flawed research.
Subject National Football League.
Football injuries -- United States.
Brain -- Concussion -- United States.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- United States.
Brain damage -- Patients -- United States.
Sports injuries -- United States.
Sports medicine -- United States.
Football -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Added Author Fainaru, Steve
ISBN 0770437540 (hbk.)
9780770437541 (hbk.)

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