||Samuel Simmons is with the U.S. Public Health Service. He was a speaker at the NRC symposium in 1961.
Be sure to review Chaps. 1-2, 4, 7, 13-15 in Silent Spring. You should be able to comment on safety and health effects, as well as some of the benefits and harms of pesticides.
Simmons, S.W. 1961. "Pest Control in Public Health." pp. 14-18 in National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Pest Control and Wildlife Relationships.
Pest Control and Wildlife Relationships; a symposium by George C. Decker [and others] March 10, 1961. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council (Pub. #897).
See also Public Health Service officials (Luther Terry, Page Nicholson, Wayland Hayes) on CBS Reports.
See books by McWilliamsm Russell, and Whorton.
See historical accounts of DDT by Lavine & Zimmerman, and by Leary, Fishbein & Salter.
see comments by PHS colleagues Page Nicholson and Wayland Hayes on CBS Reports.