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This book seeks to define the field of humanitarian medicine. It gathers new and previously-published articles and speeches that set out the principles of humanitarian medicine, starting with the idea of health as a human right, and examining topics such as quality of life, torture, and nuclear conflict. The book takes a historical view and its contributors include Nobel laureates Kofi Annan and Joseph Rotblat.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book seeks to define the field of humanitarian medicine. It gathers new and previously-published articles and speeches that set out the principles of humanitarian medicine, starting with the idea of health as a human right, and examining topics such as quality of life, torture, and nuclear conflict. The book takes a historical view and its contributors include Nobel laureates Kofi Annan and Joseph Rotblat.

Autorenporträt
S. William A. Gunn is co-editor of Understanding the Global Dimensions of Health (published 2005). He is formerly head of WHO Emergency Relief Operations, and currently President of the IAHM and editor of the Journal of Humanitarian Medicine.

Michele Masellis is a surgeon specializing in burn therapy, reconstructive surgery, and international health. He is Director of the IAHM.
Rezensionen
Reviews of the first edition: "Challenging... Providing much food for thought. The prestigious authors add to the uniqueness of the publication." -WHO, Health Action in Crises "A galaxy of authors that includes three Nobel Laureates, two Secretaries-General of the United Nations, and two Directors-General of the World Health Organization promises a book of the highest interest. The result fully justifies the promise." -Journal of Humanitarian Medicine
From the reviews:

"This book describes diverse elements of medicine and public health under the category of humanitarian medicine. Ranging from disaster relief efforts to nuclear nonproliferation to providing care to people in poverty, this work highlights activities of the United Nations and World Health Organization in these areas. ... the audience would appear to be readers with a specific interest in the evolution of the International Association for Humanitarian Medicine and the promotion of medical efforts by the World Health Organization." (Samuel Dorevitch, Doody's Review Service, September, 2008)

"A comprehensive, multiauthored review of the concepts of humanitarian medicine and the role of medicine in the international community. ... The text is readable with practical applications to many of the problems faced by the public health community. ... Recommended Readership: All physicians with an interest in public health, especially those who practice in areas of developing health care." (Paul Y. Takahashi, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 83 (4), April, 2008)