February 1946

Health Instruction Yearbook, 1945.

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Edited by O. E. Byrd, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Hygiene, School of Health, Stanford University. Price, $3. Pp. ix + 344. Stanford University, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1945.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1946;77(2):235. doi:10.1001/archinte.1946.00210370116007

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While browsing in his local public library this reviewer first encountered this volume. He liked its looks, the systematic way in which the contents were arranged, the index and the short digests of a large amount of literature. For the book discusses, in the form of abstracts, almost every paper pertaining to public health which was of interest during the past year.

He discovered that The Journal of the American Medical Association knew the series and had reviewed the two first volumes.

Of the first, The Journal said (124:131 [Jan.] 1944) that it was an interesting beginning: To be sure, such books had been written before and had been unsuccessful. Now, a recent upsurge of interest in public health and in health education perhaps offered this particular yearbook a propitious start; in any event, it commenced in an interesting and useful fashion.

Toward the second volume The Journal (126

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