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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 Health Board.

He said the slums should be ground into the earth first and then a new healthier environment needs to be built from scratch.