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Imperialism, Health and Medicine

1st Edition

By Vicente Navarro


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


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Policy, Politics, Health and Medicine Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health