June 14, 1947

Social Work Year Book 1947: A Description of Organized Activities in Social Work and in Related Fields

JAMA. 1947;134(7):650. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880240086031

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This volume includes two parts. The first consists of 79 articles written by selected authors on various aspects of social work. Of special interest to the medical profession is the statement on medical care by Dean Clark, which is a considerable condensation of the subject largely reflecting the author's personal views. The article on public health comes from Dr. Wilson G. Smillie and is essentially a brief report on subjects of general interest in public health during the past year. Mr. Altmeyer himself contributes the article on social insurance. He is very much in favor of an overall insurance system, including protection against all common economic hazards from the cradle to the grave.

The second half of the book offers a directory of agencies of all types. One must go through the pages carefully to realize what a tremendous number of federal government agencies there are in the field of

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