ERIC Number: ED062190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Editorial Research Reports on Health Topics.
Dickinson, William B., Jr., Ed.
Nine reports published in this volume reflect the link between public health and national power. Not only the health problems of underdeveloped nations must be considered, but also the health problems of industrially advanced societies, those peculiar to life in an increasingly urban setting. The dilemmas posed by gains in medical science are examined through the following topics: medical costs and the impact of Medicare; the introduction, safety, and probably spread in the use of oral contraceptives; new approaches to mental illness, including home-based care and changes in the public mental hospital; the anatomy of suicide; treatment of alcoholism, revealing growth in its interest, approaches to its abuse, and obstacles in treatment; the rising threat of air pollution, critical nature of the problem and measures to curb it; progress in cancer research; moral issues in prolongation of life together with replacement of disabled vital organs and the slow progress of related research; and the legalization of marijuana--impact on American youth, use and control of hazardous drugs, and controversy over its dangers. (BL)
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Health Services, Medical Services, Problems, Public Health, Social Sciences, Technological Advancement
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Authoring Institution: Congressional Quarterly, Washington, DC.