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May 19, 1956

Principles of Public Health Administration

JAMA. 1956;161(3):295. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970030113045

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In the five years that have elapsed since the publication of the first edition of this book, it has taken its rightful place as one of the standard textbooks and references on public health administration. The book is unique in that it combines in one volume a consideration of general principles of administration and of the practical applications of these to the field of public health. The second edition is a rearrangement and expansion of the original text, incorporating many changes in the field of public health and a broadening of the author's experience and horizon. New chapters are included on rehabilitation, accidents, dental health, and mental health. Chapters on sociologic aspects and on cultural anthropology as well as a new section on international health reflect the author's recent experiences in dealing with world-wide problems both here and abroad. This is a scholarly book, somewhat philosophical at times, but always

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