Edition 7. By M. J. Rosenau, edited by K. F. Maxcy. Price, $14. Pp. 1,500, with 131 illustrations. Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 35 W. 32d St., New York 1, 1951.
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This seventh edition of Rosenau's well known "Preventive Medicine and Hygiene" is indicative of the drawing together of clinical medicine and public health. A large proportion of the clinician's patients come to him for preventive services and for advice about the maintenance of health. At the same time the health officer and his staff are correspondingly responsible for the organization of clinical services for those diseases and for those groups of the population requiring community endeavor.
This volume begins to bridge the ground between the clinical and the public health approach. It is written primarily for the health officer and his staff, but it contains a great deal which is of value to the clinician. Most of the chapters in the sections dealing with the prevention of communicable disease and with the maintenance of health are written by physicians with a clinical background. For example, the chapters on tuberculosis and
Preventive Medicine and Hygiene.. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;86(3):393-394. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050080403020