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November 23, 1935

Public Health Administration in the United States

JAMA. 1935;105(21):1710. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760470064030

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A clarification and summary of public health administrative practices in the United States has long been needed. Rosenau's Preventive Medicine and Public Health has been a scientific textbook in this field, as have the numerous contributions by Chapin, particularly Sources and Modes of Infection. The appraisal forms developed by the Committee on Administrative Practice of the American Public Health Association have given a skeletonized picture of what is being done, but it has remained for the author of this textbook to give a comprehensive summary of practices in official public health work and voluntary public health work and the relationship of these to the practicing physician. The book is comprehensive and complete and at the same time sufficiently concise so that its size is kept within reasonable bounds. The author has maintained a judicial attitude and has fairly set forth the advantages and disadvantages of various sorts of organization and

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