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Man and his Health

Health is the element above all others that makes it possible for Man to work and play with zest and generally to enjoy his world.

The Pavilion of Man and his Health is in the Cité du Havre sector of Expo 67, a short walk from Place d'Accueil, the main entrance to the exhibition, and conveniently close to the Habitat station of the Expo-Express.

Striking in form, the mounting tiers of Canadian timber enclose five halls surrounding a exagonal theater core ( Meditheater ).

This unique theater-in-the-round, with live action on six stages serially combined with closely related and integrated cinema on three huge overhead screens, demonstrates six exciting aspects of medical skills applied to the extension or resumption of useful life.

On one stage, Rh factor incompatibility, a hazard to the unborn and the newborn baby, is counteracted with blood transfusions before or after birth.

On another, a young man gravely hampered by kidney disease, who would otherwise have died or suffered severe disablement, visits the hospital to have his blood and kidneys " washed". As a result he lives a normal life, working at his job and enjoying his family.

( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )

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