The Physician and National Security
Hiatt, Howard H.
New England Journal of Medicine. 1982 Oct 28; 307(18): 1142-1145.
Since the recent increase in U.S. military spending has caused reductions in funding for other sectors, including health, it is the responsibility of physicians to inform themselves about the consequences to the health of people here and abroad and to make their conclusions known to the public as well as to political leaders. Examples of health program cutbacks are cited, and comparisons are provided of costs for defense and for some public health projects. (KIE abstract)