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Health and Australian Society

I’m grateful to The New York Times’ Book Design Review for digging this wonderful cover from the 1970s out of Seven Hundred Penguins, the sequel to Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005. What the Book Design Review misses is that the author of this magnificently liveried tome is actually Basil Hetzel, the discoverer of the link between iodine deficiency, goitre and cretinism, and one of the unsung heroes of human health, but I suppose they can’t be blamed too much for being mesmerized by the cover itself. After all, a hard-earned thirst needs a good cold beer . . .

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