Central nervous system
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Central nervous system book
In 1990, U.S. President George Bush proclaimed the Decade of the Brain, inaugurating a host of programs, activities, and funding opportunities. This bold announcement linked brain research to the U.S. War on Drugs, including the effects of drug and alcohol use by pregnant women on their unborn fetuses. The Proclamation thus embedded the call for a “new era” of scientiﬁ c research within a conservative political agenda emphasizing fetal rights (Roth 2003). By the mid-1990s, there was some concern that not enough was being done to realize the ambitious goals set out in the Proclamation (Goldstein 1994).