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Apostles and Prophets.

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Medicine for Society's Ills.. By Eberson Frederick. , 106 pages. Exposition Press; , New York: , 1977.. Price, $6.00

Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(3):387-388. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-87-3-387_4
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The general reader interested in the life stories of prominent physicians will perhaps find Dr. Eberson's sketches of four such figures informative. Francois J. Callot (1690-1780), director of the Bureau of the Poor at Rozierves-aux-Salines, France, is the focus of the first chapter. Callot's speeches stressing the social implications of disease and the need for preventive measures are briefly discussed. The next physician is Johann P. Frank (1745-1821), famous author of the "System of Medical Police," a comprehensive plan for community health elaborated under the aegis of enlightened despotism towards the close of the 18th century.

Dr. Eberson then turns


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