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At a time when the knowledge and the methods that have been studied—and more often, not studied—under the labels of preventive medicine, epidemiology, social medicine, and community medicine are so vital to an understanding of the role of medicine in the community it serves, a book of this quality is particularly welcome.
First, the accomplishments. The book's 44 chapters, written by 39 authors, are divided into 4 parts. Part I, "Methods in Preventive Medicine," presents some of the basic techniques of epidemiology, human genetics, and evaluation of health services. Part II, "Disease Etiology and Prevention," covers a wide range of
Preventive Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:716–717. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-3-716
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(3):716-717.
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