1921
Volume s1-31, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Here is a vivid book written by a crusader, about life and death. Even the dedication, to eleven men eminent in the field of tropical medicine, is a revelation of the wide extent of the author's interests and friendships. He has known fighters for health everywhere.

How sick is the world, he asks; and leads us on to grasp the nature of the health crisis everywhere. He is concerned, not only with the countries around the Equator, but with America, where he reports 540 counties without health provision of any sort.

But he shows how much worse off other parts of the world are. The author well reminds us that the great continent of Africa, so little developed, so underpopulated, “is a gigantic incubator for many diseases that menace the world. Sleeping sickness, just one example, is communicable, and a potential threat to millions of peoples beyond African boundaries.”Hundreds of millions in three continents go hungry because of the devastation caused in Africa by sleeping sickness alone.

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