June 1943

Civilian Health in Wartime.

Author Affiliations

Francis R. Dieuaide, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Member of the Staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Price. $2.50. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1942.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;71(6):907. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210060168017

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The author presents a well written book covering phases of health on which the war will exert an influence. In the first chapter he considers the effect of war on the civilian population and on its mode of life. In the subsequent chapters he discusses these problems in detail, outlining the effects and the methods of prevention. The chapters on nutrition are especially good and timely. A chapter on "The Aging and the Aged" offers an optimistic note for this group. In the final chapters he emphasizes the result of war stress on civilian mental health and morale and discusses how these may be maintained. He discusses these problems from the standpoint of the physician, with a fine interest in public health and social welfare.

The reviewer believes that "Civilian Health in Wartime" will not appeal to the general reader because of its technicalities, but feels that it is worth

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