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ISBN 9780895030191
Published June 15, 1981 by Routledge
286 Pages

 
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Includes articles which offer an alternative view of the political and economic causes of substandard health care in the underdeveloped societies of the Third World.

Table of Contents

•Introduction: The Nature of Imperialism and Its Implications in Health and Medicine
Vicente Navarro


PART 1: The Political and Economic Determinants of the Underdevelopment of Health and Health Services
•The Underdevelopment of Health or the Health of Underdevelopment: An Analysis of the Distribution of Human Health Resources in Latin America
Vicente Navarro
•Human Rights, Health, and Capital Accumulation in the Third World
Michel Chossudovsky
•The Economic and Political Determinants of Human (Including Health) Rights
Vicente Navarro
•Drought and Dependence in the Sahel
Nicole Ball


PART 2: U.S. Foundations, U.S. Foreign Policy and International Health
•Foreign Intervention in Medical Education: A Case Study of the Rockefeller Foundation's Involvement in a Thai Medical School
PeterJ. Donaldson
•Nutrition, Development, and Foreign Aid: A Case Study of U.S. Directed Health Care in a Columbian Plantation Zone
Michael Taussig
•Community Medicine Under Imperialism: A New Medical Police?
Jaime Breilh


PART 3: Critiques of Malthusian and Neo-Malthusian Population Theories and Their Political Function
•Population Growth--A Menace to What?
Erland Hofsten
•An Historical Sketch of the American Population Control Movement
Bonnie Mass


PART 4: Corporate Power and Underdevelopment
•Industrialization and Occupational Health in Underdeveloped Countries
Ray H. Elling
•Breast-Feeding: The Role of Multinational Corporations Latin America
Michael B. Bader
•The Political Economy of Controlling Transnationals: The Pharmaceutical Industry in Sri Lanka, 1972-1976
Sanjaya Lall and Senaka Bibile
•Contributors
 

 

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