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The old and the new

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 15 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:0

Some of the material in this BMJ tells familiar stories, albeit with a new twist, whereas other material has become possible only with the new millennium.

War is as old as humankind, and the second article in our series on conflict and health looks at measuring the effects of war on health (p 169). The authors describe the need to look beyond traditional measures—like infant and maternal mortality and malnutrition—to psychosocial problems, failures in public health, and the health effects of environmental degradation. Another article looks at deaths among humanitarian …

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