Housing conditions and respiratory disease

morbidity in a poor-class quarter and in a rehousing area in Glasgow by Charles Milliken Smith

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Statementby C. M. Smith.
SeriesMedical research council (Gt. Brit.) Special report series,, no. 192
LC ClassificationsRC734 .S6
The Physical Object
Pagination36 p.
Number of Pages36
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Open LibraryOL28800M
LC Control Numbersg 34000001

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Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Inadequate housing causes or contributes to many preventable diseases and injuries, including respiratory, nervous system and cardiovascular diseases and cancer (1).

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Poor housing conditions and asthma. Introduction. Respiratory disease is the third most commonly reported long-term illness in the UK and by far the most commonly reported long-term condition in childhood.

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