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Reminiscences of Philip J. Landrigan : oral history, 2003.

Creator: Landrigan, Philip J.
Project: September 11, 2001 response and recovery oral history project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 75 pages sound recordings 2 audiocassettes (58, 54 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Professor/Chairman of Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

Scope and Contents

Born in Boston, Mass.; reminiscences of relatives in medical profession; education: Boston College, Harvard Medical School, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, internship at Case Western Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, residency at Boston Children's Hospital; career: Epidemic Intelligence Service for Centers for Diseaswe Control [CDC], founded environmental epidemiology unit with CDC, director of epidemiology at National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, at Mt. Sinai Hospital since 1985; September 11th: activities at Mt. Sinai, family; involvement in reponse: aid to firefighters, police, contruction workers; air quality: air sampling, materials in air, respirators, asbestos, benzene, dioxin, pH levels, response of Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], health risks to workers/residents near site, treatment to exposure; dealings with Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, EPA; overview of studies conducted by Mt. Sinai after 9/11: goals, coordination, logistics, epidemiology, psychological, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD], pregnant women, babies, children, intrauterine growth restriction, workers at site, findings of studies; PTSD: problems diagnosing, studies, at-risk groups, treatment, workers at site, pregnant women; response from politicians; children and 9/11: displacement from schools, responses from, families of, PTSD, environmental health of, plans for National Children's Study.


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