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November 17, 1956

Rosenau Preventive Medicine and Public Health

JAMA. 1956;162(12):1197. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970290093037

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This second revision of Rosenau's widely used textbook to be compiled by Dr. Maxcy appears five years after the previous edition. In that time Dr. Maxcy has retired from his chair in epidemiology. The words "public health" have replaced "hygiene" in the title. This was done to give better indication of the scope and purpose of the book, which remain unchanged. There has been no change in the list of contributors. The author states that about 44% of the text has been revised to bring it up-to-date. The length of the text has not been increased, but a more adequate index has been provided. The addition of such subjects as Coxsackie virus and adenovirus infections, epidemic nephritis, and West Nile encephalitis without increasing the size of the book has been accomplished by condensing some of the older material, omitting some of the graphs and tables, and in a few pages

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