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The Health Of Nations

The Health Of Nations

by Leonard A. Sagan

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In a well-researched epidemiological polemic laden with statistics and controversial statements, Sagan asserts that social class, childrearing practices, interpersonal relationships, and literacy are more important predictors of mortality rates in modern countries than environment, nutrition, or access to medical care. He asserts that responsibility for health should lie with the individual rather than society, and that Western nations should emphasize research on behavioral causes of illness and health, and deemphasize environmental factors. Sagan is listed in American Men and Women of Science as senior scientist at the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto. For subject collections. Judith Eannarino, George Washington Univ. Lib., Washington, D.C.

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