War and Public Health

War and Public Health

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The first comprehensive examination of the relationship between war and public health, this book documents the public health consequences of war and describes what health professionals can do to minimise these consequences. It explores the effects of war on health, human rights, and the environment. The health and environmental impact of both conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons) is described in chapters that cover the consequences of their production, testing, maintenance, use, and disposal. Separate chapters cover especially vulnerable populations, such as women, children, and refugees. In-depth descriptions of specific military conflicts, including the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and wars in Central America provide striking illustrations of the issues covered in other chapters. A series of chapters explores the roles of health professionals and of organisations during war, and in preventing war and its consequences. This revised second edition includes seven new chapters, including one on landmines by the Nobel Prize-winning founding director of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 793.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 45 black and white photographs, 25 line illustrations
  • 0195311183
  • 9780195311181
  • 2,004,496

Review quote

A successful combat against the brutal consequences of war requires time, commitment, strategic planning, and profound knowledge. To start off, an excellent first strategic step is to read this book. * European Journal of Public Health *show more

Table of contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION; PART II: CONSEQUENCES OF WAR; PART III: TYPES OF WEAPONSshow more

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