1. The principal kinds of sickness in an Arab refugee camp and the
machinery established for combating them have been described.
2. The religious outlook and some traditional customs, particularly
in the realm of folk medicine, have been described in broad
3. The population problem of the Arab refugee and the delicate
balance between it and existing economic resources have been
discussed. It is emphasized that in this connection widespread
Public Health measures if carried out recklessly without being
part of a general social programme are capable of causing at
least as much distress as benefit,
4. As far as possible the various social factors have been correlated
to show their respective influence on the welfare of the community
concerned, with particular regard to their medical care.
5. As an appendix a brief attempt has been made to trace the development
of magic and religion.