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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.

Imprint New York : Three Rivers Press, ©2014.

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 Moore Stacks  RC1220.F6 F35 2014    Available  ---
Edition 1st paperback ed.
Description xiii, 413 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portrait ; 21 cm
Note Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Crown Archetype, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLc, New York, in 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-395) 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.
National Football League.
Brain -- Concussion.
Brain damage -- Patients.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries.
Football injuries.
Football -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Sports injuries.
Sports medicine.
United States.
Added Author Fainaru, Steve. Author.
Added Title NFL, concussions, and the battle for truth
ISBN 0770437567 (pbk.)
9780770437565 (pbk.)