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Health, Food and Population

This book from the SISCON series looks at attempts to eradicate disease by good sanitation and vaccination. It discusses concerns in the 1980s over the testing of medicines and explores some Third World health issues.

The chapters in this booklet are:

*Public health in Britain - Preventive medicine, Sanitation and pure water, Food and diet, Vaccination

*Making medicines safe - Why they need testing, Early man-made medicines, The scandal of thalidomide, Methods of testing, The story of the contraceptive pill, Contraception and trials, Risk and reaction

*Living in the Third World - Agriculture and the supply of food, The Green Revolution, Intermediate technology on the land, Balanced diet or malnutrition?, New sources of protein, Waterborne diseases, Medical auxiliaries, Population explosion, Family planning and birth control

*Suggested reading

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