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The Potential for Health

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7206.389a (Published 07 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:389
  1. Fred Paccaud, director
  1. Institut Universitaire de Médecine Sociale et Préventive, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Kenneth C Calman


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    Oxford University Press, £19.99, pp 292

    ISBN 0 19 262944 1

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    This book is much like a conversation, of the sort you have with someone you have just met at a professional meeting: a mixture of common wisdom (mostly) and new ideas (few), and, because a conversation often abruptly changes its direction, a poor organisation of the arguments.

    Because Kenneth Calman was England's chief medical officer, he has a unique experience of topics related to the practice of public health. These are the …

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