Fistful of Promises Trying to Help Tuva's Children
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Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.56" tall
Situated in the geographic center of Asia is a small republic called Tuva. Not many people visit Tuva, located in a remote part of Siberia, about halfway between Moscow And The Pacific Ocean and bordering on Outer Mongolia. it is difficult to travel to Tuva, and for most people there is little reason to visit there except for one fact: it is a severely iodine-deficient region. This deficiency has resulted in varying degrees of loss of intellect, including frequent instances of cretinism among the young children in the remote western regions of the republic. Fistful of Promises chronicles author J. W. Green's experiences with this dire problem. He returned many times to Tuva, wanting to help More...
J. W. Green is retired from AT&T. Trained as a mathematician and statistician, he was well-qualified to design and carry out the studies about the influence of iodine on animal productivity. He lives in Pittstown, New Jersey, with his wife, Dorothy; a dog; a goat; and a barn cat.
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