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Dr. Howard Frumkin Urges Medical, Nursing Students to Consider Human Habitats

The Lund Report
During a keynote address at the 10th annual Western Regional International Health Conference, he stressed the need to build healthier cities


April 10, 2013 -- Dr. Howard Frumkin, MPH, opened his address to a crowd of 300, most of them medical and nursing students, assembled last week at the Portland Art Museum, to imagine that they were zookeepers anticipating a new shipment of frogs or butterflies. The first priority, he explained, would be to create the right habitat for those animals before they showed up.

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