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Primary Mother Care and Population

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:626
  1. Tony McMichael (, director
  1. National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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    Eds Glen Mola, Jim Thornton, Michael Breen, Colin Bullough, John Guillebaud, Frank Addo

    Published privately by Maurice King, pp 416 ISBN pp 416 ISBN 0 9544212 0 5. For information about price and ordering, email or telephone + 44 (0)1780 762550

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    A remarkable thing about Maurice King is his ingenuity in getting his controversial ideas into print. Motivated by public health and humanitarian concerns, he has long pursued a well researched, passionate, somewhat eccentric, and tireless campaign to avert demographic and environmental disaster in an increasingly overpeopled, overconsuming world. Now entering the fourth quarter of his first century, after several decades of engagement and leadership in primary health care in developing countries, King has reinvented himself as “knowledge engineer,” a sort of literary puppeteer. The editors of this book, all colleagues from his years of work and travel, have contributed ideas and critiques. King, however, has done much of the writing and design.

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