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As the scope of public health activities has expanded, and to a degree coalesced with clinical medicine, those texts that try to reflect it have become more encyclopedic. The fourth edition of Hobson goes perhaps farther than any other in this direction. It is symptomatic of the rapidity of change in this field that this edition should appear only five years after the last. It is a tome of 51 chapters contributed by 57 authors; none of the text is by the editor himself. The contributors are mainly, as would be expected, British; yet there are a number from other
The Theory and Practice of Public Health.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:587. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-4-587_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(4):587.
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