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Preventive and Community Medicine.

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Second edition. Edited by Clark Duncan W., MacMahon Brian. . 794 pages. Little, Brown and Company; , Boston: , 1981.. $24.95.

Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(2):261-262. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-96-2-261_3
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The Editors have designed this book for medical students. The title has been changed and the text expanded. The editors suceed in presenting a balanced text with adequate coverage of epidemiologic methods, principles of prevention, medical care, and health legislation. Although there is an intentional tendency in this edition to address a wider audience than medical students, that is who the prime audience of the book remains. The temptation of widening the scope of this useful text should be resisted; it will dilute the thrust of the book and diminish its attractiveness.

Seven chapters in the first section deal with


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