Abel, Ernest L(awrence) 1943-

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ABEL, Ernest L(awrence) 1943-

PERSONAL: Born February 10, 1943, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; son of Jack (a dressmaker) and Rose (Tarshes) Abel; married Barbara Ellen Buckley (a teacher), September 20, 1971; children: Jason Robert, Rebecca Rosanne. Education: University of Toronto, B.A., 1965, M.A., 1967, Ph.D., 1971.

ADDRESSES: Office— C. S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, Wayne State University, 275 East Hancock St., Detroit, MI 48201; fax: 313-577-8554. E-mail— [email protected]

CAREER: University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, research associate of drug action program, beginning 1971; New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, Buffalo, began as acting deputy director of Research Institute on Alcoholism, 1983-84, supervisor of research, 1985; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, professor in department of obstetrics and gynecology, 1985—, director of operations at C. S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, 1985-89, director of center, 1989—, director of reproductive toxicology, and member of Addiction Research Institute advisory committee. International Life Sciences Insitute, member of fetal alcohol syndrome panel; member of editorial advisory board, Alcohol.

MEMBER: Research Society on Alcoholism (president of fetal alcohol study group, 1985-86), Neurobehavioral Teratalogy Society (president, 1984-85), Sigma Xi.

AWARDS, HONORS: Research fellowship from Medical Research Council of Canada, 1971-73.

WRITINGS:

Ancient Views on the Origins of Life, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1973.

Drugs and Behavior, Wiley (New York, NY), 1974.

The Roots of Anti-Semitism, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1975.

(Editor) The Scientific Study of Marijuana, Nelson-Hall, 1975.

Moon Madness, Fawcett (New York, NY), 1976.

The Handwriting on the Wall, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1977.

A Comprehensive Guide to the Cannabis Literature, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1979.

Marijuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years, Plenum Press (New York, NY), 1980.

A Marijuana Dictionary, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1982.

Alcohol and Reproduction, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1982.

Smoking and Reproduction: A Comprehensive Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1982.

Marijuana, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Reproduction, CRC Press (Boca Raton, FL), 1983.

Narcotics and Reproduction, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1983.

Drugs and Sex, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1983.

(Compiler) Lead and Reproduction: A Comprehensive Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1984.

Smoking and Reproduction: An Annotated Bibliography, CRC Press (Boca Raton, FL), 1984.

(Compiler) Fetal Alcohol Exposure and Effects: A Comprehensive Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1985.

A Dictionary of Drug Abuse Terms and Terminology, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1984.

(Compiler) Behavioral Teratology: A Bibliography to the Study of Birth Defects of the Mind, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1985.

(Compiler) Dictionary of Alcohol Use and Abuse: Slang, Terms, and Terminology, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1985.

Psychoactive Drugs and Sex, Plenum Press (New York, NY), 1985.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: An Annotated Bibliography, Praeger (New York, NY), 1986.

Alcohol Wordlore and Folklore: Being a Compendium of Linguistic and Social Fact and Fantasy Associated with the Use and Production of Alcohol As Reflected in the Magazines, Newspapers, and Literature of the English-Speaking World, Prometheus Books (Buffalo, NY), 1987.

(Compiler) Homicide: A Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1987.

(Compiler) Viruses and Reproduction: A Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1988.

Behavioral Teratogenesis and Behavioral Mutagenesis: A Primer in Abnormal Development, Plenum Press (New York, NY), 1989.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Medical Economics Books (Oradell, NJ), 1990.

(Compiler) New Literature on Fetal Alcohol Exposure and Effects: A Bibliography, 1983-1988, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1990.

America's Twenty-five Top Killers, Enslow Publishers (Hillside, NJ), 1991.

(Editor) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: From Mechanism to Prevention, CRC Press (Boca Raton, FL), 1996.

Fetal Alcohol Abuse Syndrome, Plenum Press (New York, NY), 1998.

Jewish Genetic Disorders: A Layman's Guide, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2001.

Arab Genetic Disorders: A Layman's Guide, McFarland and Co., (Jefferson, NC), 2003.

Contributor to professional journals, including Clinica Chimica Acta and Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

periodicals

American Reference Books Annual, 1985, review of Narcotics and Reproduction, p. 571, review of A Dictionary of Drug Abuse Terms and Terminology, p. 573; 1986, review of Dictionary of Alcohol Use and Abuse: Slang, Terms, and Terminology, p. 312, review of Lead and Reproduction: A Comprehensive Bibliography, p. 317, review of Fetal Alcohol Exposure and Effects: A Comprehensive Bibliography, p. 644; 1987, review of Behavioral Teratology: A Bibliography to the Study of Birth Defects of the Mind, p. 633; 1988, review of Homicide: A Bibliography, p. 231, review of Alcohol Wordlore and Folklore: Being a Compendium of Linguistic and Social Fact and Fantasy Associated with the Use and Production of Alcohol As Reflected in the Magazines, Newspapers, and Literature of the English-Speaking World, p. 326, review of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: An Annotated Bibliography, p. 663; 1990, review of Viruses and Reproduction: A Bibliography, p. 706; 1991, review of America's Twenty-five Top Killers, p. 678.

Appraisal, autumn, 1991, review of America's Twenty-five Top Killers, p. 3.

Booklist, June 15, 1985, review of A Dictionary of Drug Abuse Terms and Terminology, p. 1441; December 1, 1985, review of Dictionary of Alcohol Use and Abuse, p. 548; November 1, 1987, review of Homicide, p. 460; May 15, 1991, review of America's Twenty-five Top Killers, p. 1788.

Book Report, November, 1991, review of America's Twenty-five Top Killers, p. 54.

British Book News, January, 1986, review of A Marijuana Dictionary, p. 13.

Choice, April, 1985, review of A Dictionary of Drug Abuse Terms and Terminology, p. 1135; May, 1985, review of Lead and Reproduction, p. 1301; November, 1987, review of Homicide, p. 451; September, 1990, review of New Literature on Fetal Alcohol Exposure and Effects: A Bibliography, 1983-1988, p. 67.

Comparative Psychology, July, 1985, review of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, p. 584; April, 1990, review of Behavioral Teratogenesis and Behavioral Mutagenesis: A Primer in Abnormal Development, p.401.

Journal of Criminal Justice, January-February, 1988, Ann Munster, review of Homicide, pp. 84-85.

Journal of Studies on Alcohol, May, 1998, Cynthia F. Bearer, review of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: From Mechanism to Prevention, p. 350; November, 1999, Claire D. Coles, review of Fetal Alcohol Abuse Syndrome, p. 885.

Library Journal, October 15, 2001, Gail Hendler, review of Jewish Genetic Disorders: A Layman's Guide, p. 100.

Reference & Research Book News, fall, 1987, review of Homicide, p. 45; June, 1990, review of New Literature on Fetal Alcohol Exposure and Effects, p. 38.

Reference Services Review, spring, 1985, review of Lead and Reproduction, p. 8; February, 1995, review of New Literature on Fetal Alcohol Exposure and Effects, p. 82, review of Fetal Alcohol Exposure and Effects, p. 82.

Science Books and Films, May, 1991, review of America's Twenty-five Top Killers, p. 109.

SciTech Book News, June, 1985, review of A Dictionary of Drug Abuse Terms and Terminology, p. 18, review of Psychoactive Drugs and Sex, p. 29; March, 1986, review of Fetal Alcohol Exposure and Effects, p. 42; January, 1998, review of Homicide, p. 30; March, 1989, review of Viruses and Reproduction, p. 23; June, 1989, review of Behavioral Teratogenesis and Behavioral Mutagenesis, p. 17; December, 1998, review of Fetal Alcohol Abuse Syndrome, p. 78.

Voice of Youth Advocates, October, 1991, review of America's Twenty-five Top Killers, p. 250.

Wilson Library Bulletin, May, 1986, review of Dictionary of Alcohol Use and Abuse, p. 64.*

online

Wayne State University Web site,http://obg.med.wayne/edu/ (July 21, 2003), "Ernest L. Abel, Ph.D."

Common Sense for Drug Policy Web site,http://www.csdp.org/ (July 24, 2003).*

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