[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.146.179.146. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Book Reviews
February 1930

SYNOPSIS OF THE PRACTICE OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE.

Author Affiliations
 

By the Faculty of Harvard Medical School. Pp. 186. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1929.

Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(2):466. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930140228027

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

The work is precisely what its title and introduction imply. It is an outline, touching a wide variety of topics, planned primarily for teachers of medicine. Emphasis is laid on the fact that preventive medicine is not a separate branch but an important part—often the most important part—of every branch of medical science including the preclinical, such as anatomy, physiology and pharmacology.

The development of the preventive attitude of mind appears to be the object aimed at rather than the presentation of comprehensive data or detailed descriptions of technic. Many new avenues of thought are pointed out, but to pursue them in detail the interested reader must go elsewhere. For this reason the usefulness of the work to the average physician could be greatly increased by more comprehensive references as footnotes.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×