Social exclusion must be considered in global terms

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7325.1370/a (Published 08 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1370
  1. J Jaime Miranda,
  2. Paul Farmer (jjmiranda@terra.com.pe)
  1. EDHUCASalud, Civil Association for Health and Human Rights Education, Apartado Postal 9, Ayacucho, Peru
  2. Program Infectious Diseases and Social Change, Harvard Medical School, Partners in Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA

    EDITOR—The BMJ announced that the issue of 28 July would be dedicated to social exclusion. Given the journal's global readership, this generated many expectations: the underlying causes of patients' ills are not often the subject of commentary in the medical literature. The papers in the issue presented some of the British experience and one study from outside the United Kingdom.1

    The BMJ has a tradition of attending to neglected medical topics, including poverty and access to drugs for …

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