1. Berlm, C.M. and C.B. Jacobson. Link Between LSD end Birth Detects Reported.
Journal of American Medical Association
This brief report summarizes the findings and conclusions of two doctors who studied the link between LSD and birth defects. They studied pregnancies in which LSD was taken by at least one parent before and after the infant’s conception. Although a high correlation between LSD use and birth defects was found, the data did not prove LSD conclusively that LSD causes birth defects.
2. Butler, N.R., H. Goldstein, and E.M.Ross, Cigarette Smoking in Pregnancy,
British Medical Journal
, 1972, 2:127-130.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether smoking itself (rather than the type of woman who smoked) is harmful to the fetus. The birth weight and perinatal mortality of the babies of women who continued to smoke during pregnancy and those who discontinued were compared.
3. Dayton, Delbert H. Early Malnutrition and Human Development,
, 1969, 16:210-217.
This paper reviews research on the effects of malnutrition on human physical growth and mental development in the United States and less affluent countries. This article examines the following questions: Are there critical periods during which malnutrition produces organic damage? If so, is the damage irreversible? Economic and social factors relating to malnutrition are considered.
4. Etzoni, Amitai, Doctors Know More Than They’re Telling You About Genetic Defects,
, Nov. 1973, 7:26-29, 31,35, 36, 137.
This provocative article, by exploring the pros and cons of amniocentesis, examines the reasons doctors often do not inform pregnant women about it. The author addresses the important and controversial question of who should decide whether amniocentesis should be performed.
5. Friedman, Theodore. Prenatal Diagnosis of Genetic Disease,
, Nov. 1971, 225: 34-42.
This paper discusses the genetic diseases which can be detected by amniocentesis, and the extent to which the control of defective births is justified on social and biological grounds.
6. Hanson, James W., Kenneth L Jones, and David W. Smith. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Experience with 41 Patients.
Journal of The American Medical Association
, 1976, 235:1458-1460.
Forty-one patients with the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome were studied to determine the symptoms which make the disorder recognizable in infancy. The mental and physical abnormalities that the patients incur are discussed