The New Plagues by E. Maurice Backett , M.R.C.P., D.P.H
Professor of Social Medicine in the University of Aberdeen
During the past hundred years preventive medicine had a series of spectacular successes, with the virtual elimination in this country of such infectious diseases as typhoid, cholera, and smallpox. These major diseases had one or two main ' causes.' A cholera epidemic might be stopped, for example, simply by removing the pump handle from an infected well.
The plagues of today (for example, coronary disease, peptic ulcer, accidents) are quite different, and in his Science Survey Dr. Backett examines the various ways in which preventive medicine is going about its business of investigating the new hazards.
Introduced by Roy Hay
Brian Gooding talks about the correct use of different types of weed killer Fred Streeter 's Choice: Romneya Coulteri-the Californian bush poppy
Frederick Street suggests some unusual contrasts and combinations in the small garden, making use of trees and shrubs
Arranged and introduced by Bill Hartley
A city's traffic problems: Gerald Nethercot discusses those of Nottingham with Alderman C. Coffey , J.P., and Chief Inspector Spray
The Insurance Consultant: Knock for Knock ' agreements and their effect on policy-holders
Road numbering: An explanation of the Ministry of Transport's classification, by John Howell
Over the Border: Georgie Henschel in Edinburgh offers advice to folk crossing either way
Tips on the care of your car
The week's motoring news and other items of topical interest
Edited by H. Saunders-Jacoba
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