Normal Limits

"Chance is the very guide of life"

"In practical medicine the facts are far too few for them to enter into the calculus of probabilities... in applied medicine we are always concerned with the individual" -- S. D. Poisson

October 27, 2005

Thomas Friedman - Living Hand to Mouth

Thomas Friedman on the increasing awareness in China of the environment and pollution.

Recent article in New England Journal of Medicine on major causes of death in China. Both vascular diseases and cancer have become leading causes of death.

A study by the Chinese Academy on Environmental Planning, found that in the year 2003, 300,000 people died from outdoor pollution, while 111,000 people died from indoor pollution each year.

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