THOMAS PARRAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Public health is one of the newest and the most rapidly growing specialties of medicine. This has been due to a number of factors among which are:
1. The growth of scientific medical knowledge makes possible effective means of prevention and treatment for an increasing number of diseases.
2. The increasing concern of man for the well-being of his fellow man. This growth in the sentiment against suffering, as Newsholme calls it, has found expression in a large structure of social laws, the effort to provide more nearly adequate measures of relief for the destitute, unemployment insurance, and many other
PARRAN T. TRENDS IN PUBLIC HEALTH1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:115–120. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-1-115
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(1):115-120.
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