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ERIC Number: ED011722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 482
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Reference Count: 0
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FACTS ON THE MAJOR KILLING AND CRIPPLING DISEASES IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY.
National Health Education Committee, Inc., New York, NY.
MAJOR CAUSES OF DEATH AND DISABILITY, RESULTS OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, LIFE EXPECTANCY FIGURES, COST OF ILLNESS TO THE UNITED STATES, AND GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES IN MEDICINE AND HEALTH ARE PRESENTED TABULARLY AND GRAPHICALLY IN QUESTION AND ANSWER FORM. FOR EACH OF 14 MAJOR DISEASES, PERTINENT FACTS ARE LISTED ABOUT INCIDENCE, COST, DEATH RATE, RESEARCH FINDINGS, PROGNOSIS, CARE AND TREATMENT, AND PREVENTION. EXPENDITURES FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH ARE COMPARED WITH OTHER AMERICAN EXPENDITURES, SUCH AS DEFENSE, SPACE EXPLORATION, AND CONSUMER GOODS. FACT SHEETS ARE ALSO PROVIDED ON REHABILITATION OF THE DISABLED AND POPULATION GROWTH. COMPREHENSIVE CHARTS PROVIDE INFORMATION ON (1) DEATH AND DEATH RATES FOR 32 DISEASES BY YEAR FROM 1945 TO 1965 AND (2) FUNDS RAISED AND FUNDS ALLOCATED TO MEDICAL RESEARCH BY 17 VOLUNTARY HEALTH AGENCIES FROM 1952 TO 1964. SOURCES OF THE INFORMATION ARE INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION COMMITTEE, INC., 866 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10017, FOR $5.25. (MY)
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Authoring Institution: National Health Education Committee, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)