An attendant is standing with a young girl who is sitting in a wheelchair next to a table; seated at the table are two physicians examining an x-ray; a nurse is talking to another woman (the girl's mother?). Pyramids are visible in the background. Verso: Your heart is your health. World Health Day. 7 April 1972. According to Dr. Paul Dudley White, the noted cardiologist, the prevention of heart disease "has attracted less attention than its diagnosis and treatment. It obviously deserves the first priority but it is less dramatic then surgical procedures ... and the doctors are overworked simply taking care of sick people. " Cardiovascular diseases are the most commmon cause of death in many of the industrial nations. And as the devloping countries move toward industrial economies, the incidence of these diseases increase sharply. While the World Health Organization is concerned with the treatment of cardiovacular diseases, the greater concern is with their prevention, at the individual and community levels. A young patient with rhematic fever on the terrace of the Pyramid Clinic. WHO/ 14173. Egypt (Cairo).
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World Health Organization; Source: Record; Research date: 20151218