Lecture shows a new way to study urban violence

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A book from the 1950s helped form Douglas Wiebe’s study of gun violence.

One Boy’s Day, an examination of a Midwestern boy’s footsteps and behaviors over 14 hours, prompted Wiebe, over 50 years later, to track Philadelphia adolescents who had been treated for assault wounds.

Wiebe, associate professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, presented the study as part of the Jane Wilson Smith Lectureship Series. The lecture took place Wednesday (June 29) at the Tulane University School of Public Health and was co-sponsored by the Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women’s Health Education Center (MAC). Read article by Faith Dawson