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Guide to the John Slade Collection, 1991-2002
MSS 2000-23  
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Description
This collection consists mainly of a copy of the slide collection circulated by epidemiologist Dr. John Slade for purposes of tobacco-control presentations. Other materials include selections from Slade's World Wide Web site and memorials circulated after his death in 2002.
Background
John Downey Slade (1949-2002) was an epidemiologist who studied tobacco products and their effects on health. In March of 1994, at a meeting of a subcommittee of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, he brought what the New York Times called "a beaker of tobacco extract" to dramatize his testimony about the chemistry of tobacco substances. Co-editor of the clinical textbook Nicotine addiction: principles and management (1993), Slade was also a member of the team that analyzed the Brown and Williamson Collection and a co-author of The Cigarette Papers, the published study resulting from that analysis. Slade's work in the fields of tobacco control and the clinical treatment of tobacco addiction was recognized by numerous organizations that honored him with awards, including Emory University, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the German Medical Association. Starting in 1994 he was listed in The Best Doctors in America. He founded Trinkets & Trash Services with a mission to collect samples and representations of tobacco-industry promotional materials and furnish them to public health services, attorneys, press, tobacco-control advocates, and others for educational purposes. From these samples and photographs taken of billboards and other advertisements, Slade produced a circulating slide collection for use in presentations.
Extent
1 box

0.33 linear ft.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives & Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library & Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.