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Rachel Carson-Silent Springs



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Year 2006
Publisher National Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Language English

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Carson's Letter to Reader's Digest to not Publish Article

In 1958 Carson found out about an article that the Reader's Digest was about to publish. It was dealing with the benefits of aerial spraying. She wrote to DeWitt Wallace, the magazine's editor-in-chief, telling him of the danger, both to wildlife and to public health, in the projects for insect control by poisons, especially when distributed by airplanes * (Graham, p. 17). By documenting her case, Carson was able to convince Wallace not to publish the article.

Cite this page: "Carson's Letter to Reader's Digest to not Publish Article" Online Ethics Center for Engineering 7/6/2006 OEC Accessed: Monday, July 22, 2019 <>