ref date:6 Oct 2000 (HEA)
Leading Scottish doctor says Glasgow needs hope not art
Apparently the social deprivation and poor level of housing in sprawling
areas of Glasgow (Scotlands biggest city at over 1million people) is leading
to shorter life spans, heavier smoking and more depression that just about
anywhere else in Scotland or England, according to Dr Harry Burns, the director of public health for Greater Glasgow
He said the slums should be ground into the earth first and then a new healthier environment needs to be built from scratch.