by Alfred H. Katz and Jean Spencer Felton, 877 pp, $12.50, New York: Free Press, Division of Macmillan Co., 1965.
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If the editors do not earn an "A" with this book, it is largely because their efforts have been almost exclusively restricted to cobbling together a number of articles and speeches. The editors got hold of a wealth of material and rather skillfully categorized it under eight sections. But producing an anthology is not only a process of selecting, it is perhaps even more a process of setting limitations. Apparently the editors set few limitations, so that a sketch rather than a philosophy emerges.
The introductory pages provide a historical perspective for understanding current philosophy and practice in public health. A second section portrays health problems of selected population groups such as the family, the chronically ill, the industrial and migrant worker. A third section indexes both official and unofficial views of the structure and organization of health services. The professional disciplines and skills integral to public health research and
Keiser AK. Health and the Community: Readings in the Philosophy and Sciences of Public Health. JAMA. 1965;194(11):1261. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090240095047