International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Lancet. 1982 Apr 17; 1(8277): 900-902.
The appeals and some of the conclusions of the organization's Second Congress are reproduced. Messages were sent to the President of the United States, the Chairman of the Presidium of the U.S.S.R. Supreme Soviet, the United Nations General Assembly, the World Health Assembly, and the Physicians of Europe. These messages emphasized the catastrophic medical consequences of nuclear war, the threat of mounting nuclear buildups, the vulnerability of technological systems, and the gross disparity between expenditures for the arms race and for world health. (KIE abstract)
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