Edited by J. C. Geiger, M.D. Price, $3. Pp. 560, with 12 illustrations. Chicago: The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 1940.
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For the first time a year book on public health has been added to the series of year books on other medical subjects which have appeared for many years. This book consists of abstracts of papers on the public health which have appeared in publications all over the world during the past year. The subjects covered include communicable diseases and epidemiology, food and milk, nutrition, housing, statistics, laboratory studies, industrial hygiene, public health administration, health education and child hygiene. The most important papers in each field have been abstracted and editorial comments added. This book will be of great value to persons engaged in public health work, for it makes available in brief, readable form many papers which they otherwise might not read. The reader is brought up to date on the latest developments in all aspects of public health.
The editor, who has had many years of experience as
The 1940 Year Book of Public Health.. Am J Dis Child. 1941;61(2):418. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000080208024