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This book is designed to aid the general practitioner in the important task of preserving the health of the people not only by preventing disease but also by preventing serious turns and complications in diseases that have been contracted. A statement in the introduction by the editorial committee explains the origin and plan of the book: "Repeated requests for an outline of the practical features in the prevention of disease induced the Public Health Relations Committee of the New York Academy of Medicine to appoint a subcommittee for the purpose of assembling and supervising the publication of a brief manual of the subject. Each contributor to this volume has written of the ways in which his specialty is related to preventive medicine, limiting his contribution to salient suggestions based on individual experience, with no attempt at textbook completeness. It is hoped that in this way the publication will serve the
Outline of Preventive Medicine for Medical Practitioners and Students. Prepared under the Auspices of the Committee on Public Health Relations, New York Academy of Medicine. Twenty-One Contributors. JAMA. 1929;93(20):1585. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710200069035
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