The Environment of the Malnourished Child

  • Leonardo J. Mata
  • Carl E. Taylor
  • Ian A. McGregor
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 7)


Patterns of interdependence between man and his environment have differed over time. Man first began to intervene in his environment by organized hunting for food and later he began to domesticate animals and plants. Sedentary societies grew with time, decimating wildlife, destroying or endangering primary forests, and inducing significant soil erosion. Metal craftmanship, the development of complex methods of warfare, and growth of industry and sophisticated technology have led to modern patterns of life in advanced societies. Some of these patterns are now being questioned because, through exploitation of the environment, man is compromising his own survival.


Family Planning Whooping Cough Weight Increment Fetal Growth Retardation Guatemala City 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonardo J. Mata
    • 2
  • Carl E. Taylor
    • 1
  • Ian A. McGregor
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of International Health, School of Hygiene and Public HealthThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Instituto de Investigaciòn en SaludUniversity of Costa RicaCosta Rica
  3. 3.Laboratory for Tropical Community StudiesNational Institute for Medical ResearchMill Hill, LondonEngland

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