Edited by Kenneth F. Maxcy. Price, not given. Pp. 1462, with numerous illustrations. Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 35 W. 32nd St., New York 1, 1956.
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With the appropriate substitution of Public Health for Hygiene in the title and the inclusion of the more important new concepts, knowledge, and statistical data which have appeared during the last five years, Dr. Maxcy and his 26 collaborating authorities have completed their revision of Rosenau's textbook of preventive medicine. Of particular interest and value to pediatricians are the sections on the prevention of communicable diseases, nutrition and deficiency diseases, and maternal and child health which together make up approximately 50% of the 1462 page illustrated text. The sections on sanitation, environmental medicine, industrial medicine, public health administration, epidemiology, and statistics like the rest of the text are authoritative up to date summations of existing knowledge, thinking, and planning.
It can safely be predicted that this new edition will continue to maintain this book in the outstanding place it has held as the standard textbook and reference book in the
Preventive Medicine and Public Health—Eighth Edition.. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;93(5):587. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.02060040589018