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Cover credit: Top left: Urban corner store in Baltimore, MD, courtesy of Joel Gittelsohn. Top right: Fast food stock photo, with permission from iStock.com. Bottom left: Dollar store, courtesy of Joseph Sharkey. Bottom right: Enclosed urban grocery in Baltimore, MD, courtesy of Joel Gittelsohn. Center: Farmers market in Washington, DC, courtesy of Kamweti Mutu.

The serpent has been a symbol of long life, healing, and knowledge among almost all cultures and religions since the beginning of recorded history. The serpent adopted as a logotype by the Institute of Medicine is a relief carving from ancient Greece, now held by the Staatliche Museen in Berlin.

Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine) and National Research Council (NRC). 2009. The public health effects of food deserts: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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