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Famine and war.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19565944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
History records that mankind has suffered at intervals from great famines. As recently as 1943, at least a million people died of famine in Bengal. In January 1943, a lot of soldiers of the Royal Hungarian Army died in Russia, at the River Don, because of the lack of food supply and insufficient healthcare. The enormous advances of science in this century have made the prevention and relief of famine technically easier. Subsequently, in many parts of the world, famine conditions have arisen, but fortunately on a smaller scale. In this work an attempt is made to set out a few general principles of famine.
Authors:
R Tamas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Indian medical journal     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0043-3144     ISO Abbreviation:  West Indian Med J     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-01     Completed Date:  2009-08-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417410     Medline TA:  West Indian Med J     Country:  Jamaica    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Zrinyi Hungarian Defence University, Budapest, Hungary. drrt@t-online.hu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Disaster Planning*
Humans
Starvation / etiology*,  prevention & control*
War*

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