Hazardous To Your Health

PrintPrintEmailEmail The fact that everyone didn’t quit in the face of the Surgeon General’s report is even more intriguing, though, pointing up a fallacy in the panel’s 1964 viewpoint. The basic assumption was that all Americans wanted to live longer. That, apparently, just wasn’t true.

—Julie M. Fenster’s book Ether Day won the Anesthesia Foundation Award in 2004.