A place for hyperactivity: Sputnik, the cold war “brain race” and the origins of hyperactivity in the United States, 1957-1968

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This chapter discusses the origins of hyperactivity in the United States. It is part of a collection of essays which focus on the dynamic relationship between health and place.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLocating Health
EditorsErika Dyck, Christopher Fletcher
PublisherPickering & Chatto Publishers
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 84893 150 3
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • hyperactivity
  • medical history
  • United States
  • sputnik
  • cold war

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