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March 13, 1943

A Venture in Public Health Integration. The 1941 Health Education Conference of the New York Academy of Medicine

JAMA. 1943;121(11):894-895. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840110096037

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This book contains the proceedings of the 1941 Health Education Conference of the New York Academy of Medicine. Contributors to the symposium were Edward J. Stieglitz, M.D., Washington, D. C., who spoke on "The Role of Health Education in the Promotion of Optimal Health and in the Retardation of Degenerative Diseases"; Edward L. Bernays, New York, on "Barriers to Health Education," and Allen Freeman, M.D., Baltimore, on "Health Education by the Private Practitioner, the Voluntary Agency and the Department of Health." To the experienced person in health education this material brings nothing new, but these three addresses taken together will give an excellent brief survey and introduction to the field of health education for the novice. The only serious criticism of the views expressed by these authors is their adherence to the prevalent lament, namely that the doctor is not sufficiently interested in health education and that medical ethics must

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