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JAMA Revisited
March 17, 2015

Courses and Degrees in Public Health Work

JAMA. 2015;313(11):1172. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1736

Originally Published March 6, 1915 | JAMA. 1915;64(10):794- 796.

The educator interested in preparing students for service in public health work must take several factors into account. First of all, the education must be for service. Furthermore, the quality of that service is exacting and of great importance to the community. In order, then, to be satisfactory, the education must be special, yet comprehensive. The saying that the student should know something of everything and everything of something applies here with particular emphasis. The underlying sciences which form the basis of preventive medicine are various, and therefore a satisfactory knowledge of the medical as well as the related sciences is necessary for success in a public health career.…