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Private practitioners and members of public health teams use the term "preventive medicine" to fit their own purposes. While this book does not clarify these overlapping connotations, it updates a fine previous text (1959) and relates the contributions to preventive medicine by the public health physician (including the psychiatrist), who is the leader of the public health team, as well as teammates who are engineers, entomologists, laboratorians, researchers, nutritionists, dentists, social scientists, health educators, public health nurses, hospital administrators, biostatisticians, and administrators.
The internist who, next to the pediatrician, is perhaps most inclined to the use of preventive medicine in
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Preventive Medicine: Principles of Prevention in the Occurrence and Progression of Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:355. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-2-355_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(2):355.
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