Medicine And Books

Poverty and Child Health

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 10 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:371
  1. Ian Roberts

    Nick Spencer Radcliffe, £18.50, pp 240 ISBN 1 85775 068 3

    If childhood poverty had no adverse health effects would paediatricians still write books about it? I like to think that they would. The systematic exclusion of children from full participation in society is unjust and detestable, and paediatricians as advocates for children should take action to stop it. But Nick Spencer's book Poverty and Child Health provides another compelling reason to put poverty high on the paediatric agenda—childhood poverty is a leading cause of …

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