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The Horizons of Health

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674593381

Publication Date: 01/01/1977

412 pages

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Keeping abreast of currents in modern medicine is a forbidding task. Most writing on medical subjects focuses narrowly on specific diseases and is couched in language that the general public cannot understand. This book, a status report to the public from thirty-two internationally known medical figures, is different. Pellucidly written, The Horizons of Health tells us exactly where we stand today in combating mankind’s killers, cripplers, and nuisances. It is intended for readers outside the medical professions, but doctors and researchers who want to know what’s going on outside their own specialties can consult it with profit. So can makers of public policy who are faced with hard choices about where to spend the available money.

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