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Health and Social Organization-Toward a Health Policy for the 21st Century

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 11 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:155
  1. A Kaplan George
  1. chief, Human Population Laboratory, California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, CA, USA

    Ed Blane, Brunner, Wilkinson. Routledge, £14.99, pp 326. ISBN 0 415 13070 0

    Attempting to explain the relation between social organisation and the health of populations invites one of two paths. In the first, social organisation in all its complexity is reduced to a few major attributes, and the reader is led along a chain of evidence that establishes these attributes as the primary causes of health variation, often with a single minded focus on either a social or biological mechanism.

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