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War and Public Health

Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel


This book has two main purposes. The first is to provide a systemic survey of information on the direct and indirect consequences of war on public health and the roles that health professionals and their organizations can play in preventing war and its consequences. A wide spectrum of other individuals and their organizations, including diplomats, economists, sociologists, and policy makers, also play roles in the prevention of war and its consequences, and can benefit from this information. The second purpose of this book is to help make war and its prevention an integral part of public healt ... More

Keywords: armed conflict, mental health, conventional weapons, nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, biological weapons, landmines, human rights, refugees, internally displaced persons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195311181
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311181.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry S. Levy, editor
Tufts University School of Medicine

Victor W. Sidel, editor
Albert Einstein Medical College and Montefiore Medical Center