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Western Diseases: Their Emergence and Prevention 
edited by H.C. Trowell and D.P. Burkitt.
Arnold, 456 pp., £28.50, March 1981, 0 7131 4373 8
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The Diseases of Civilisation 
by Brain Inglis.
Hodder, 371 pp., £10.95, September 1981, 0 340 21717 0
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... expressed in The Diseases of Civilisation, the latest in the series of books in which Brian Inglis has examined orthodox and unorthodox forms of medicine. His conclusions are based on a careful, if selective examination of the literature on some of the common causes of sickness and death, including heart disease, cancer, mental illness and infectious ...

Making It Up

Raphael Samuel, 4 July 1996

Raymond Williams 
by Fred Inglis.
Routledge, 333 pp., £19.99, October 1995, 0 415 08960 3
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... plain little building’ in the foothills of the Black Mountains. It is a comfortless day, Fred Inglis tells us. ‘The light fell crooked and the road fell wrong.’ Rooks caw speculatively on the wind, and the weather is appropriately Gothic too, a ‘bitter cold’ February day with ‘vicious showers of sleet and snow’. The mourners make their way ...

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