By Dr. Jorge Rendón (auth.), Professor E. Tanner M.D. (eds.)

In the preface to quantity 1 of the 'Annals of lifestyles assurance drugs' Dr. MAX E. EISENRING defined the target of this e-book as follows: "Any venture which goals at contributing considerably to the fashionable technological know-how of scientific underwriting can accomplish that provided that the various humans preoccupied with those difficulties during the global subscribe to forces to the final word good thing about these such a lot wanting existence assurance." In an endeavour to maintain the existence coverage clinical administrators around the world trained of the advancements within the box of existence coverage medication, we have now determined to put up the papers which have been provided on the eleven th foreign Congress of lifestyles insurance drugs in Mexico in 1973 in quantity five of the 'Annals'. we're such a lot thankful to Dr. J. REN06N, President of the Organizing devote­ tee of the Congress in Mexico for having consented to our publishing the continue­ ings of the Congress in a unique variation of the 'Annals'. it's a resource of significant delight to us that during this fashion a far greater circle of lifestyles coverage clinical administrators may be reached than could were the case if purely the individuals themselves have been to obtain the complaints of the Congress. Dissemination of the result of scientific learn on a global foundation, specifically these findings that experience a relating lifestyles coverage medication, is one among our premier aims.

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New EngI. J. Med. 280, 853 (1972). 4. AVIADO, D. , CARRILLO, L. : Cigarette smoke and pulmonary emphysema. Influence of bronchodilators and biogenic amines in experimental induction in rats. Arch. environm. Hlth 20, 483 (1970). 5. BERSON, S. , YALOW, R. , SELIKOFF, I. : Antibodies to "alcalase" after industrial exposure. New EngI. J. Med. 284, 688 (1971). 6. : Airways dynamics. Physiology and Pharmocology. Edit: C. C. ) 1970. 7. , PETERS, J. : Control of environmental lung disease. New EngI. J.

The Epidemiology and Control of Man-Made Diseases 33 It remains now to indicate how these epidemiological principles may be applied in an international man-made disease control program. An International Environmental Control Program The epidemiological characteristics of the man-made diseases are useful guides in the planning of a control program. The many similarities with the epidemiology of infectious disease particularly those with a reservoir in the soil, permit the evolution of existing communicable disease control programs to include the manmade diseases.

In 1964 when Ameri- The Epidemiology and Control of Man-Made Diseases 29 can tourists returned to Chicago with dengue fever contracted on a Caribbean island the rumor that a local epidemic might supervene was quashed by the epidemiological fact that the vector of this disease, the Aedes Egypti mosquito, was not present in that area. Similarly, knowing that silicosis results from the inhalation of free silica of a particle size small enough to permit access to the lung alveoli, and not from the inhalation of relatively large particles of silicon dioxide, we can be sure that children playing in the sand on a beach will not contract this disease.

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