Doctors can best contribute to environmental sustainability by their example and by working actively to change social norms
McDermott’s article in this issue of the Journal (The carbon footprints of obesity, chronic disease and population growth: four things doctors can do)1 calls doctors to arms, in the tradition of the famed 19th-century German pathologist Rudolf Virchow and today’s Medical Association for the Prevention of War, to contribute to a better world. Its writer draws attention to profound issues and is to be congratulated.
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