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A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS RELEVANT TO MOTOR VEHICLE HAZARD CONTROL LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY AUTHOR

(MVHAP welcomes suggestions for additions and changes to this list. Please contact mvhap_phai@yahoo.com.)

Baker, O’Neill and Karpf, The Injury Fact Book, D.C. Heath and Co., 1984. An analysis of government and other data bearing on sources of injury, causes and demographics of injury – “the leading cause of death from the first year of life to age 44.” See also other editions of this book. 313 pages

Bradsher, Keith, High and Mighty: SUVs –The World’s Most Dangerous Vehicles and How They Got That Way, Perseus, 2002. Documents the origins, hazards, and societal costs of SUVs and projects their outlook, marketplace growth and resulting deaths and injuries. 468 pages

Bryant et al, Crashworthiness, Association of American Trial Lawyers, 1989. Vehicle crashworthiness and injury causation problems and potentials from the viewpoint of prominent trial attorneys. 246 pages

Castelli, Nash, Ditlow and Pecht, Sudden Acceleration: The Myth of Driver Error, CALCE-EPSC Press, University of Maryland, 2003. An examination of defects that cause vehicles to suddenly accelerate without a driver’s intention, and resulting crashes and injuries. 101 pages

Christoffel and Gallagher, Injury Prevention and Public Health: Practical Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies, Jones & Bartlett, 1999. A comprehensive introduction to the public-health field of injury control. 402 pages

Eastman, Joel, Styling vs. Safety: The American Automobile Industry and the Development of Automotive Safety, 1900-1966. University Press of America, 1984. Traces the history of auto safety progress and obstacles from the advent of the motor vehicle to the establishment of Federal safety regulation. 280 pages. (See “Noteworthy Documents” to access a complete copy.)

Graham, John D., Auto Safety: Assessing America’s Performance, Auburn House Publishing Company, 1989. Reviews the history of motor vehicle safety policy and practice in the contexts of American “pluralism” and the actors who have helped shape those policies and practices. 253 pages

Haddon, Suchman and Klein, ed., Accident Research: Methods and Approaches, Harper & Row, 1964. Edited by William Haddon, Jr., M.D., Edward A. Suchman and David Klein, this comprehensive collection of papers addressing the then-nascent field of injury control was transformative in demonstrating that science-based thinking and policymaking were essential components of sound programs to reduce injuries. Its papers are grouped by headings ranging from “Toward a Science of Accident Research” and “Data Sources and Methodologies” to “Factors that Determine Injury” and “Social and Cultural Factors.” 752 pages

Institute of Medicine, Disability in America: Toward a National Agenda for Prevention, National Academy Press, 1991. Analyzes the public-health impact of injury-caused and other disabilities in America. 362 pages

Kulowski, Jacob, Crash Injuries: The Integrated Medical Aspects of Automobile Injuries and Deaths,” Charles C. Thomas, 1960. One of the first systematic analyses and guidebooks on the pathology of crash injuries and the contribution of motor vehicle design to those injuries. Written particularly for physicians dealing with injury victims. 1080 pages. (See “Noteworthy Documents” to access a complete copy.)

Kunen, James, Reckless Disregard, Simon & Schuster, 1994. The infamous 1988 school bus crash in Carrollton, Kentucky, in which 24 children died, is the book’s starting point for an examination of drunk driving, defective design and other contributions to highway death and injury. 379 pages

Mashaw and Harfst, The Struggle for Auto Safety, Harvard University Press, 1990. The creation and application of motor vehicle safety regulation within America’s legal culture has led to unanticipated policy tensions between and among industry, government, and the public health world, which the authors document in detail and from a historical standpoint. 285 pages

Nader, Ralph, Unsafe at Any Speed, Knightsbridge, 1991. A new edition of Nader’s seminal book from the mid-1960s popularizing the recognition that motor vehicles were being needlessly designed and built to enhance, rather than minimize, crash causation and crash-induced injuries. Original edition was published by Grossman. 365 pages

Rivara et al, editors, Injury Control: Research and Program Evaluation, Cambridge University Press, 2000. A comprehensive source of data on all research designs available for injury control and research; includes information on research tools such as injury severity scales, conducting program evaluations and trauma audits, systematic reviews, and ecologic studies. 314 pages

Robertson, Leon S., Injury Epidemiology, Oxford University Press, 1992. An in-depth presentation of epidemiological methods for studying injuries and evaluating interventions to prevent or minimize them. See also other editions of this book. 241 pages



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