Joseph F. Wisniewski

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The purpose of this study was to survey major league baseball personnel in order to determine the prevalence, cultural distribution and factors influential in, and the level of knowledge of individuals regarding the harmful effects of smokeless tobacco usage. During the 1987 preseason/season, 25 of 26 baseball teams in the American and National Leagues(More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to investigate the relationship between vision reaction time (VRT) and batting, fielding, and pitching skill in baseball. METHODS A vision screening of 213 professional baseball players in the Southern Baseball League was performed, and the visual reaction times of these players were determined. Official Southern(More)
In assessing the prevalence and perceptions of use of smokeless tobacco among adolescent male athletes, several findings have public health implications. Almost a third of the sample had tried smokeless tobacco and 8% were current users. Racial differences between blacks and whites were remarkable. Differences in income strata and urban/rural settings were(More)
The present study was conducted to assess differences in the behavioral and demographic characteristics of snuff (dip) users as compared to users of chewing tobacco. High School football players (1116) were surveyed concerning their use and perceptions of smokeless tobacco. Adolescent athletes who tried smokeless tobacco were more likely to be white, to use(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between eye dominance and batting skill in baseball has been investigated, but conflicting results have been obtained. In addition, little attention has been given to the relationship, if any, between eye dominance and fielding and pitching skill. METHODS A vision screening of 215 professional baseball players in the Southern(More)
Bowen recently developed a new filler particle for composite resin restorations. The surface particles of a diphasic strontium glass are superficially etched and after silanating the surface, the microscopic defects are filled with prepolymerized resin. The filler particles are then bonded chemically and mechanically to the resin matrix. This paper(More)
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