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October 1, 1938

Health Education of the Public: A Practical Manual of Technic

JAMA. 1938;111(14):1321. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790400067029

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Abstract

This practical manual of technic of health education of the public sets forth in detail the various means of health education at the disposal of the health officer, the medical society or the individual physician. It shows clear understanding of these methods and, while it explains them simply, they are discussed thoroughly. The authors first point out some of the sources of material for the health educator: books, magazines, health agencies, federal and local, and medical colleges and universities, with various lists of agencies where information can be obtained. The authors then evaluate the various means of disseminating this health information: the radio, the exhibit, the meeting, pamphlets, the newspaper, the motion picture, stereopticon slides, the magazine article, correspondence, books and miscellaneous devices, such as the healthmobile. They discuss each of these methods to determine how each of them can be used most effectively and they also give a list

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