War and Public Health, Updated Edition

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9780875530239: War and Public Health, Updated Edition

The editors of this updated edition continue to provide an essential guide to the role of public health in minimizing the consequences of war. It has been revised and updated since the three years it was first published, documenting the impact of war on public health, with the latest discussions on the war in Kosovo, "Africa's First World War" and updates on the conflicts in Sudan and Sierra Leone. It also includes discussions on the human consequences of war, economic sanctions, consequences of nuclear weapons production and testing, chemical and biological weapons, bioterrorism, development of the "Culture of Peace" and more. This updated edition will be a great reference for public health professionals, educators or students of public health or medicine and all those who are involved in international studies, diplomacy or the military.

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Barry S. Levy, M.D., M.P.H., is President-Elect of the American Public Health Association and Adjunct Professor Professor of Community Health at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is also the president of Barry S. Levy Associates, a consulting firm in environmental and occupational health, based in Sherborn, Massachusetts. He has edited 14 books and monographs, and over 100 other publications.
Victor W. Sidel, M.D., is Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. He is a former president of the American Public Health Association, and a founder and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He is currently Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace.

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"For those involved in operational medicine, War and Public Health provides some very useful insights. The featured websites provide a wealth of information on areas of operation and can supplement military sources." --Navy Medicine


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