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August 19, 1950

Community Health Organization

JAMA. 1950;143(16):1455. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910510073029

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Since its first appearance, in 1927, this book has been standard as a textbook and reference work. The author, who is chairman of the Department of Public Health at Yale, has grown up with public health progress during the past quartercentury and is thoroughly versed in all its ramifications. The book gives a complete basis for understanding of modern public health work, both official and voluntary, in American community life, together with organization tables, qualifications of personnel, salaries and other costs and per capita expense to the taxpayer. The book is an essential item in every public health library and should be useful for practicing physicians serving on medical society committees having to do with public policy, public relations, public health and the growing movement toward community health councils. Professor Hiscock, though not a physician, has been noted throughout his career as one keenly mindful of the appropriate place for

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