Victor W. Sidel

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he second world war brought the world to an apogee of mass murder, with widespread killing of military personnel and civilians; the indiscriminate aerial bombing of cities such as London, Dresden, and Tokyo; and the detonation of single bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These nuclear bombs caused some 200,000 deaths immediately and hundreds of thousands of(More)
In response to the attacks on Sept 11, 2001 (9/11), and the related security concerns, the USA and its coalition partners began a war in Afghanistan and subsequently invaded Iraq. The wars caused many deaths of non-combatant civilians, further damaged the health-supporting infrastructure and the environment (already adversely affected by previous wars),(More)
About IPPNW International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) was founded in 1980 in response to the growing threat of nuclear war. IPPNW is a non-partisan international federation of physicians' organizations dedicated to research, education, and advocacy relevant to the prevention of nuclear war. To this end, IPPNW seeks to prevent all(More)
Health workers are urged to help end the arms race and advocate that nations transfer funds from nuclear weapons to human services. Statistics on morbidity and mortality in developing countries, hunger and the lack of medical care and resources, and the need for preventive medicine rather than military buildups are discussed. It is contended that even(More)
Preface This initial edition of Medicine and Nuclear War was completed rapidly for circulation before the conference on " Nuclear Weapons: The Final Pandemic – Preventing Proliferation and Achieving Abolition " in London on October 3–4, 2007. Following the conference, a final edition of this monograph will be prepared A summary of the conference and further(More)
Charitable Trust is gratefully acknowledged This report describes how the war and its aftermath continue to have a disastrous impact on the physical and mental health of the Iraqi people, and the urgent measures needed to improve health and health services. It focuses on the many failures of the occupying forces and their governments to protect health, or(More)