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The Resource Vitamania : vitamins in American culture, Rima D. Apple

Vitamania : vitamins in American culture, Rima D. Apple

Label
Vitamania : vitamins in American culture
Title
Vitamania
Title remainder
vitamins in American culture
Statement of responsibility
Rima D. Apple
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Have you taken your vitamins today?" That question echoes daily through American households. Thanks to intensive research in nutrition and medicine, the importance of vitamins to health is undisputed. But millions of Americans believe that the vitamins they get in their food are not enough. Vitamin supplements have become a multibillion-dollar industry. At the same time, many scientists, consumer advocacy groups, and the federal Food and Drug Administration doubt that most people need to take vitamin pills. Vitamania tells how and why vitamins have become so important to so many Americans. Rima Apple examines the claims and counterclaims of scientists, manufacturers, retailers, politicians, and consumers from the discovery of vitamins in the early twentieth century to the present. She reveals the complicated interests - scientific, professional, financial - that have propelled the vitamin industry and its would-be regulators. From early advertisements linking motherhood and vitamin D, to Linus Pauling's claims for vitamin C, to recent congressional debates about restricting vitamin products, Apple's insightful history shows the ambivalence of Americans toward the authority of science. She also documents how consumers have insisted on their right to make their own decisions about their health and their vitamins. Vitamania makes fascinating reading for anyone who takes - or refuses to take vitamins. It will be of special interest to students, scholars, and professionals in public health, the biomedical sciences, history of medicine and science, twentieth-century history, nutrition, marketing, and consumer studies
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Apple, Rima D.
Dewey number
615/.328
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP771
LC item number
.A67 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QP771.A67
NAL item number
1996
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 D-485
  • QU 160
NLM item number
A648v 1996
Series statement
Health and medicine in American society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vitamins in human nutrition
  • Vitamins
  • Drug Industry
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Vitamins in human nutrition
  • United States
  • Vitamin
  • Volksgesundheit
  • Vitaminen
  • Eetgewoonten
  • USA
Label
Vitamania : vitamins in American culture, Rima D. Apple
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-232) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Perhaps your diet is too modern": the discovery of avitaminosis -- "They need it now": popular science and advertising in the interwar period -- "To protect the interest of the public": vitamins, marketing, and research -- "Superior knowledge": pharmacists, grocers, physicians, and Linus Pauling -- Miles one-a-day: the history of a vitamin dynasty -- Acnotabs: scientific evidence in the marketplace -- "Millions of consumers are being misled": the Food and Drug Administration and consumer protection -- "Preserve our health freedom": science in consumer politics -- "Intensity" makes the difference: vitamins in the political process -- Conclusion: vitamania?: vitamins in late twentieth-century United States
Control code
44958171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585118338
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44958171
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Vitamania : vitamins in American culture, Rima D. Apple
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-232) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Perhaps your diet is too modern": the discovery of avitaminosis -- "They need it now": popular science and advertising in the interwar period -- "To protect the interest of the public": vitamins, marketing, and research -- "Superior knowledge": pharmacists, grocers, physicians, and Linus Pauling -- Miles one-a-day: the history of a vitamin dynasty -- Acnotabs: scientific evidence in the marketplace -- "Millions of consumers are being misled": the Food and Drug Administration and consumer protection -- "Preserve our health freedom": science in consumer politics -- "Intensity" makes the difference: vitamins in the political process -- Conclusion: vitamania?: vitamins in late twentieth-century United States
Control code
44958171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585118338
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44958171
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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