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A perennial difficulty of symposia on any subject is the fragmentation of topics and interests among a large number of speakers, with a resulting mass of information that tends to obscure any central theme. In this case, however, the symposium proves a realistic mirror of the problems of approaching the health of mankind. The 14 essays provide a kaleidoscopic review of the disconnected complexities of international health studies, of the problems of defining health and illness, and of the widening schism between the rich nations, where old age and the city provoke the most challenging health problems, and the poor
Health of Mankind.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:642–643. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-69-3-642_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(3):642-643.
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