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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.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Food for thought -- Why your child is hyperactive -- Feingold goes public -- The problem with hyperactivity -- "Food just isn't what it used to be" -- The Feingold diet in the media -- Testing the Feingold diet -- Feingold families.
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