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J Epidemiol Community Health. 2007 June; 61(6): 498.
PMCID: PMC2465718

A fish is the last one to see the water

The rediscovery of the obvious is a central part of public health. Poverty, squalor, tobacco, alcohol, inequality, violence, greed – these things surround us and contribute in great part to the inequalities in health with which we are all too familiar. Vested interests spend vast amounts of resources diverting us from focussing on the water that surrounds us.

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