Annals of Life Insurance Medicine 5: Special Edition by Dr. Jorge Rendón (auth.), Professor E. Tanner M.D. (eds.)

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

In the preface to quantity 1 of the 'Annals of existence coverage medication' Dr. MAX E. EISENRING defined the aim of this ebook as follows: "Any undertaking which goals at contributing considerably to the fashionable technological know-how of scientific underwriting can achieve this provided that the numerous humans preoccupied with those difficulties in the course of the international subscribe to forces to the final word advantage of these so much wanting lifestyles assurance." In an endeavour to maintain the lifestyles coverage scientific administrators world wide knowledgeable of the advancements within the box of lifestyles assurance medication, we've determined to post the papers which have been awarded on the eleven th overseas Congress of existence coverage medication in Mexico in 1973 in quantity five of the 'Annals'. we're so much thankful to Dr. J. REN06N, President of the Organizing dedicate­ tee of the Congress in Mexico for having consented to our publishing the continue­ ings of the Congress in a distinct version of the 'Annals'. it's a resource of serious pride to us that during this fashion a miles higher circle of lifestyles assurance scientific administrators might be reached than may were the case if merely the contributors themselves have been to obtain the court cases of the Congress. Dissemination of the result of scientific study on a world foundation, specifically these findings that experience a pertaining to existence assurance medication, is one in every of our top-rated aims.

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RUTSTEIN drugs, foods and household and industrial memicals. As will be seen, these trends must be taken seriously into account in the control of man-made diseases. The Reservoirs of Disease The definition of a reservoir of infectious disease is the natural community of the infection where the agent survives and multiplies. For the man-made diseases, the definition of reservoir has to be modified to the place where and the conditions under whim the substance is produced and from whim it is disseminated.

The World Health Organization could also accept responsibility for the definition of criteria to govern the establishment of standards of permissible exposure to known harmful agents. Guidelines would also have to be laid down for the prevention of disease from agents with potential but not yet established harmfulness. In so doing, advantages must be taken of accomplishments in existing programs in the World Health Organization and in other agencies. Pollution control does present a problem quantitatively different from that of infectious disease control.

For example, in the 1890's, man suddenly learned how to create gamma rays and to concentrate their sources so that human exposure ill industry, in medicine and later as a result of atomic explosion far exceedeu anything that had been previously observed. Indeed, in medical care alone there has been an exponential increase in the systematic exposure of human beings to gamma radiation. There is an ever present danger in the constant flow of newly synthesized or isolated chemical compounds coming into close biological contact with man in many ways - in industrial exposure, common household use and in the administration of new drugs.

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