Effort to Chart Global Deaths Draws Backlash
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
With the groundbreaking Global Burden of Disease study, the celebrated and controversial Christopher Murray has devoted his career to tabulating and quantifying the sources of human death and suffering in every part of the world.
Author Jeremy N. Smith’s new book “Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients,” covers the Global Burden of Disease study and the economist/physician’s work.
In this excerpt of an interview for the independent news program and podcast Tiny Spark Amy Costello and Smith discuss Murray’s audacious project to determine what is killing and plaguing people in every corner of the globe.