Book Reviews
April 1946

Government in Public Health.

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By Harry S. Mustard, M.D., LL.D. Studies of the New York Academy of Medicine, Committee on Medicine and the Changing Order. Cloth. Price, $1.50. Pp. 219, with 3 illustrations. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, 1945.

Am J Dis Child. 1946;71(4):445-446. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1946.02020270115010

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After all the guerrilla warfare of recent years over the question of the extension of medical service, it is time for some studies of the problem that do not serve as "targets of emotion" rather than "of logic." The New York Academy of Medicine through its committee on Medicine and the Changing Order is making such a contribution. This book is the second of a series of monographs designed to review economic and social changes in American life, to define how those changes are likely to affect medicine and to determine how the best elements in the science and art of medicine and in its service to the public may be preserved, embodied and extended in whatever new social patterns may ultimately appear. The book is particularly interesting in its historical approach and in its frank yet unbiased expression of opinion. It throws a broad shaft of light across the

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