War or Health: A Reader (Paperback)
  • War or Health: A Reader (Paperback)

War or Health: A Reader (Paperback)

Paperback 672 Pages / Published: 01/11/2001
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This major new reader has been put together by Physicians for Social Responsibility in Finland, a member of IPPNW, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in 1985. Comprising 70 articles, specially commissioned for this volume and written by leading authorities in their field, it provides an unusually wide-ranging examination of the interface between warfare and human health and society. In a world where the post-cold war era has proved a profound disappointment as regards any diminution in the incidence of armed conflict, this up-to-date and comprehensive source book will prove invaluable to health professionals and social scientists as well as those active in human rights, peace and development.

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781856499514
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 1025 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 39 mm

'When people are in danger, everyone has a duty to speak out. This book is a good example. Here the health profession shows its expertise in a responsible way. I hope their book can help us to change our way of thinking as well as our way of acting.' Kofi Annan, Secretary General, United Nations 'Medical textbooks too often neglect the consequences of war to human health: it makes this book all the more important.' Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General, WHO Once more we owe a debt of gratitude to the medical world. This time it is due to the Finnish 'Physicians for Social Responsibility'. Their new publication, War and Health, is an encyclopaedia of peaceful information about war - its history, its weaponry, its destructiveness, its consequences for civilians and the environment and current hopes for its eventual abolition. A very useful resource book for all who are serious about peace.' Bruce Kent, The International Peace Bureau

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