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  • Towards Nuclear Abolition

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) wrote an excellent report after the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty Review Conference ended in May. It details the growing support from governments at the NPT-Review Conference for a Nuclear Weapons Convention. Read more »

  • Projected US Casualties and Destruction of US Medical Services From Attacks by Russian Nuclear Forces

    The number of direct, short term casualties and collateral damage to US medical services were calculated for two thermonuclear attack scenarios. The first scenario would cause 52 million prompt fatalities, 9 million injuries, and massive destruction of US health facilities. The second scenario produces more than 100 million casualties. Even with an effective US NMD system—defined as capable of successfully interception more than 100 warheads—nearly 70 million fatalities would occur. Read more »

  • Status Syndrome: A Challenge to Medicine

    The poor have poor health. At first blush that is neither new nor surprising. Perhaps it should be more surprising than it is. In rich countries, such as the United States, the nature of poverty has changed—people do not die from lack of clean water and sanitary facilities or from famine—and yet, persistently, those at the bottom of the socioeconomic scale have worse health than those above them in the hierarchy. Read more »

  • Social Justice as a PSR Issue Over the Past Half-Century

    The PSR Social Justice Committee has been meeting over the past year to develop PSR programs in the areas of social justice. Read more »

  • The Topography of Poverty in the United States

    This paper describes a spatial analysis of poverty in the United States at the county level for 2000. Read more »

  • Income Inequality Hits Record Levels, New CBO Data Show

    Real after-tax incomes jumped by an average of nearly $180,000 for the top 1 percent of households in 2005, while rising just $400 for middle-income households and $200 for lowerincome households, according to new data from the Congressional Budget Office. Read more »

  • Culture and Medicine

    When asked about globalization, Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, replied, “There is no alternative.” Her reply was shortened to “TINA,” which some people think is a newly discovered law of nature. Yet, public resistance to this new corporatecentered trade is increasing. What relevance does this have to American physicians? Does globalization affect health? Read more »

 

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