On the present and future threat to human societies from nuclear weapons there is no argument. The question is how to prevent nuclear war, and the question for physicians is what part they can legitimately take. Cassel and Jameton argue elsewhere in this issue (1) for two efforts. Physicians should educate the public and policy makers in government on what nuclear weapons would do to human health in a war and for centuries later. To force attention of the public and the policy makers onto the health issues, physicians should organize group efforts to demonstrate solidarity in the profession on
The Road Away from Nuclear War. Ann Intern Med. ;97:445–446. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-3-445
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