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The C. Everett Koop Papers

Title:
[Clarification of remarks on video games and violence] pdf (39,858 Bytes) transcript of pdf
[Clarification of remarks on video games and violence]
Description:
Koop in this statement qualified his earlier remarks about the role of videogames in fostering violent behavior by pointing out that there was no data to support such a hypothesis. In coming years he encouraged scientific studies designed to yield data on this issue, and continued to explore the connection between popular entertainments, including television and video games, and violence.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (39,858 Bytes)
Date:
1982-11-10 (November 10, 1982)
Creator:
Koop, C. Everett
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Violence
Video Games
Exhibit Category:
Reproduction and Family Health
Box Number: 103
Folder Number: 81
Unique Identifier:
QQBBCF
Document Type:
Speeches
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Speeches, Lectures, Papers, 1958-2004
SubSeries: 1982-1983
Folder: Lecture- "Family Violence: A chronic Public Health Issue"- Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA, 1982 Nov 09
Transcript:
Statement by Dr. E. Koop, Surgeon General, 11-10-82
In replying to a question following a speech on family violence at the University of Pittsburgh, I indicated that some video games may tend toward violence in their tone. This represented my purely personal judgment and was not based on any accumulated scientific evidence, nor does it represent the official view of the Public Health Service.
My off-the-cuff comment was not part of any prepared remarks. Nothing in my remarks should be interpreted as implying that video games are per se violent in nature, or harmful to children.
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