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With the environment getting the play it has in the 70s it is timely to be reminded that medicine deals with environmental as well as genetic diseases. General information and medical aspects of the six problem areas (population, urban stress, infections, physical agents, chemical agents, and carcinogens-mutagens) are covered here by 34 authors in 27 chapters of varying brevity and wit. Population receives first attention with the implications of genetic control rising as a specter behind population totals that must be controlled lest we run out of food (Chapter 10). What is missing is a more global opening perspective on
Environmental Problems in Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:742–743. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-5-742_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(5):742-743.
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