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January 12, 1924

Public Health in the United States. An Outline with Statistical Data.

JAMA. 1924;82(2):152-153. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650280078039

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In this book, the author has collected a large amount of reference material on public health. He begins with a historical review of the subject, the eight pages of which are far too brief to permit an adequate perspective on man's everlasting attempt to gain long life. The second chapter is an analysis of mortality statistics well illustrated with charts and diagrams; the third concerns morbidity rates; the fourth, defects and minor ailments; the fifth, the economic costs of disease. The material presented is taken from current medical literature, and the statistics are, in general, reliable. The chapter entitled "Conquests of Science" supplies some of the historical data, which might well have been included in the earlier chapter. Among the unconquered enemies, he includes pa[ill]cularly tuberculosis, venereal diseases, children's diseases, mental diseases, cancer, malaria, hookworm disease and industrial diseases.

The chapter headed "Enemies Not Yet Attacked" includes pneumonia, diseases of

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