Private Guns, Public Health, New Ed. by David HemenwayPrivate Guns, Public Health, New Ed. by David Hemenway

Private Guns, Public Health, New Ed.

byDavid Hemenway

Paperback | August 7, 2017

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On an average day in the United States, guns are used to kill over ninety people and wound about three hundred more; yet such facts are accepted as a natural consequence of supposedly high American rates of violence. Private Guns, Public Health reveals the advantages of treating gun violence as a consumer safety and public health problem—an approach that emphasizes prevention over punishment and that has successfully reduced the rates of injury and death from infectious disease, car accidents, and tobacco consumption.

Hemenway fair-mindedly and authoritatively outlines a policy course that would significantly reduce gun-related injury and death, pointing us toward a solution.

David Hemenway is Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Director of Harvard’s Injury Control Research Center. In 2012 he was recognized by the Centers for Disease Control as one of the twenty “most influential injury and violence professionals over the past twenty years.”  
Title:Private Guns, Public Health, New Ed.Format:PaperbackDimensions:394 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:August 7, 2017Publisher:University Of Michigan PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0472037013

ISBN - 13:9780472037018

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“. . . Hemenway makes a compelling case that using a public health approach to gun-related injuries in this country is the best way to reduce death and injuries. . . . Private Guns, Public Health is essential reading for those interested in gun injury and death in the United States. Public health officials, legislators, proponents of injury prevention, and health care professionals could all benefit from reading this book. The author has integrated what is known about firearm injuries into one easy-to-read source.” —Journal of Emergency Nursing