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General medical journals should have covered war in Kosovo more

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 28 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1084
  1. Angela M Neglia, graduate student. (,
  2. Paula A Rochon, scientist.
  1. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6G 1H1, Canada
  2. Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Department of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2E1

    EDITOR—Stott and Holdstock state that the link between war and poverty is critical in the campaign towards improving health.1 Their letter shows how medical journals are an excellent forum for raising awareness.

    Many general medical journals are making an effort to publish literature that addresses the social determinants of health. JAMA claims to work towards the “betterment of the public health,”2 the BMJ towards influencing “the international debate on health,” and CMAJ (the Canadian Medical Association Journal) towards fostering “curiosity and debate about …

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