War or Health? A ReaderBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7333.369 (Published 09 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:369
- Michael Rowson, director
Zed Books, £16.95/$29.95, pp 652
ISBN 1 85649 951 0
Finland may be a small country without any enemies, but it has produced a rather huge book on health and conflict, which will be invaluable to health professionals and policy makers.
The recent surge (if a growing trickle can be called that) of interest in health issues arising out of conflict follows a brutal century, in which 107 million people have died as a direct result of war. This book — from the Finnish Physicians for Social Responsibility — covers everything from the health effects of different arms systems, to the demographic and social consequences of war, to the …