We thank the following people who contributed written material to some portion of this book: Paul Burns, Terry Greene, Sarah Handeyside, and John Loretz.
We gratefully acknowledge the following people who reviewed early drafts of this book and the report on which it is based, noting that their review does not constitute an endorsement of the recommendations or findings of the book: Frank Bove, Paul Burns, Theo Colborn, Maxine Garbo, Carolyn Hartmann, Howard Hu, Jonathan Kaplan, Michael McCally, Lawrie Mott, Paul Orum, Laurie Sheridan, and Ellen Silbergeld. Their thoughtful comments have helped to make this book more concise and richer in content. We are also grateful for the insightful comments and suggestions of five additional reviewers who remain anonymous.
The Board of Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility (GBPSR) provided early support for the work that has become this book, and for that we thank its members. A number of people participated in discussions with us during the writing of the original report and this book that provided greater insight into and information about issues, and we appreciate their input: Ruth Hennig, Cynthia Lopez, Edward McNichol, Jr., Peggy Middaugh, Cynthia Palmer, Rachel Pohl, Shanna Swan, and Gary Timm.
We are most grateful to the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust and the John Merck Fund for major funding for the original report on which this