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December 13, 1958


Author Affiliations

Research Associate, Bureau of Medical Economic Research, American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1958;168(15):2025-2027. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.63000150019016

The five specialists in the field of public health who extracted and assembled the material for the book "Readings in Medical Care"1 express the hope that their book will contribute to "sound and realistic solutions of medical care questions of the future by making knowledge about past and present problems more conveniently accessible." They tried, they say, "to choose the most useful and informative writings available and to include items representing differing points of view on controversial questions." "Readings in Medical Care" is the creation of Drs. Solomon J. Axelrod (University of Michigan School of Public Health), Franz Goldmann (Harvard University School of Public Health), Milton Terris (University of Buffalo School of Medicine), Jonas N. Muller (New York Medical College), and Cecil G. Sheps (Beth Israel Hospital), assisted on editorial matters by Edward B. Kovar. It is specifically stated in the Preface that the Association of Teachers of Preventive

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