Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Table of Contents: Volume 78 (9) 2000

Special theme issue: Environment and Health


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    The sustainability transition: a new challenge—Anthony J. McMichael et al.

Theme Papers

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    Environmental lead exposure: a public health problem of global dimensions—Shilu Tong et al.
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    Indoor air pollution in developing countries: a major environmental and public health challenge—Nigel Bruce et al.
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    Contamination of drinking-water by arsenic in Bangladesh: a public health emergency—Allan H. Smith et al.
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    Guidelines for the microbiological quality of untreated wastewater used in agriculture: recommendations for revising WHO guidelines—Ursula J. Blumenthal et al.
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    The urban evnironment and health in a world of increasing globalization: issues for developing countries—Anthony J. McMichael
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    En Niño and human health—R. Sari Kovats
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    Climate change and vector-borne diseases: a regional analysis—Andrew K. Githeko et al.
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    Protecting human health in a changing world: the role of social and economic development—Alistair Woodward et al.

Round Table

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    Environmental health - for the rich or for all?—Kirk R. Smith
    Discussion: Carel IJsselmuiden; Paolo Vineis; Léo Heller; Bernard D. Goldstein; Miu Shiru; Alistair Woodward

Public Health Classic

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    Commentary: Paracelsus and Goethe: founding fathers of environmental health—Hans C. Binswanger & Kirk R. Smith
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    Faust: a dramatic poem—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Bulletin 2000 Feedback

  • Page 1166
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    Adverse events monitoring as a routine component of vaccine clinical trials: evidence from WHO Vaccine Trial Registry—Marti Vall Mayans et al.


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    G8 countries set priorities for infectious diseases but fail to make progress on debt relief; West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Central Park; Working draft of the human genome completed; Nelson Mandela calls for unity at the XIIIth International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa; WHO defines priority actions to address developments in human genetics

Books and Electronic Media

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    Health, civilization and the state: a history of public health from ancient to modern times—review by Patrick Vaughan
    Preparing for natural birth—review by Marie Biancuzzo