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 HEALTH*. Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:115–120. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-12-1-115
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(1):115-120.
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