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Townsend, Peter and Davidson, Norman, eds. Whitehead, Margaret (1992) Inequalities in health. The Black report: The health divide. London: Penguin Books.

From birth to old age those at the bottom of the social scale have much poorer health and quality of life than those at the top. Gender, area of residence and ethnic origin also have a deep impact. When the Black Report first revealed these tragic inequalities and made urgent recommendations for change, the "British Medical Journal", and many others, regarded it as the most important medical report since World War II. It's findings however, were dismissed by the incoming government, which tried unsuccessfully to bury it. Despite this it had, and continues to have, a profound influence on the medical and academic worlds. This book examines the inequalities that exist in the British Health system.


Item Type
Book
Publication Type
International, Book
Date
1992
Call No
JA4, MF4
Pages
xiii,
Publisher
Penguin Books
Place of Publication
London
ISBN
0-14-017265-3
Edition
New ed. revised and updated
Keywords
public health, national health care planning, social inequality, United Kingdom
Notes
Two books published together in one volume. Includes bibliographical references, index and tables of figures.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 3381 (Available)

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