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Health workers need information from countries with better health indicators than Britain and the US

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7091.1418 (Published 10 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1418
  1. Akira Sekikawa, Fellowa,
  2. Ronald E Laporte, Professora,
  3. Toshihiko Satoh, Assistant professorb,
  4. Genro Ochi, Associate professorc
  1. a Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Diabetes Research Center, 3460 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
  2. b Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Tokyo Women's Medical College, Tokyo 162, Japan
  3. c Department of Emergency Medicine, Ehime University School of Medicine, Ehime 791-02, Japan

    Editor—Meeting the information needs of public health workers in developing countries is an urgent problem.1 Information has to be provided, but how best can this be done? The first public health institutions were established in England in the 19th century after the health effects of the Industrial Revolution were experienced. The advances in public health there had a strong influence in Europe and the United States. The approaches towards public health in the 20th century have been dominated by Britain and the United States. …

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