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1959
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Contents

B World population
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Distribution of world population
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Rate of growth of world population by region 195256
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E Percent age distribution of enumerated population
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HEALTH INDICES A Annual crude birth and death rates by regions 195256
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B Range of infant mortality by region C Child mortality under 5 years of age by region
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Life expectancy of world population
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E Life expectancy at birth by geographical areas
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SPECIFIC DISEASE PROBLEMS A Predominant diseases in the four major temperature belts of the globe
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B Spread of infectious diseases
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Insects carry disease
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Extent of the malaria problem
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E Distribution of malaria
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F Status of malaria eradication
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G Insect resistance
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H Filariasis
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Onchocerciasis
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J African sleeping sickness
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K Yellow fever
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Distribution of yellow fever
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Hookworm
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N Schistosomiasis
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Leprosy
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P Yaws
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Q Trachoma
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R Smallpox
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S Tuberculosis
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T The control of infectious diseases
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U Heart disease
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Cancer mortality
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W Food production
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Calorie intake
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Y Protein consumption
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HEALTH RESOURCES A Distribution of physicians
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B Distribution of medical personnel
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Character of medical personnel
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Distribution of medical schools
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E Nursing schools
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F Scarcity of nurses
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Organization of Federal executive depart
ments and agencies March 23 1959
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Legislative and judicial branches
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Department of Defense
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Department of DefenseContinued Page
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Department of the Treasury 31
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ORGANIZATION AND PERSONNEL CHANGES IN THE INDEPENDENT
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Letter of transmittal
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A The challenge 13
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World resources for health 35
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E Operating programsCommunicable diseases 41
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THREE ILLUSTRATIVE WHO PROGRAMSANTIINFLUENZA Anti
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B Malaria eradication 53
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Education and training 61
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DEVELOPMENT OF WHOs MEDICAL RESEARCH
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E Noninfectious diseases and special problems 73
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F The future of international medical research and WHO 79
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B Laboratories cooperating with WHO
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Cooperation with international professional organizations
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F Relationships with the U S S R and countries of Eastern Europe
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A WHOs total resources
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B General expenditure patterns 128
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How does cancer mortality in different countries compare? 7
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How does the occurrence of cancer vary with age and sex? 8
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How does the occurrence of cancer vary by specific site? 9
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Has the frequency of occurrence of cancer changed for specific sites? 10
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United States? 11
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countries? 14
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tries? 16
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countries? 18
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What is known about the occurrence of uterine cancer in different countries? 20
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What is known about the occurrence of liver cancer in different coun tries? 22
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Are there race differences in cancer occurrences? 24
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What are some unusual features of cancer mortality among specific groups in the United States of varying origin? 25
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How does the occurrence of cancer vary with genetic factors? 26
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Does cancer occurrence vary by income? 27
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What cancers are known to arise from special habits or customs? 28
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What are the methods for treating cancer? 31
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What are the survival prospects for cancer patients? 32
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Have survival prospects for cancer patients improved in this country? 33
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What is the economic cost of cancer? 34
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What are the resources available for supporting the fight against cancer in the United States? 36
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Selective service deferments of individuals engaged in medical
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Foreign Service buildings operations
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May 14 1959
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The National Science Foundation and
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Foreword
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Part 3The basic mission of the National Science Foundation
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Part 5Support of international scientific activities in biological
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Part 6The Division of Scientific Personnel and Education
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Part 7Science Information Service
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Organizing for national security
Books other than memoirs and articles
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Memoirs
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National policy machinery in Communist
The party and the armed forces
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Economic affairs
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National policy machinery in the Soviet
Agricultural policy
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