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April 22, 1916

The New Public Health.

JAMA. 1916;LXVI(17):1344-1345. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580430062027

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This book is a revision and expansion of articles published in the Journal-Lancet and later circulated to the newspaper press at the instance of the Minnesota-State Board of Health. Dr. Hill holds that the control and ultimate suppression of infection is a matter about which we already know enough to justify intensive campaign. The new differs from the old public health in that it deals with the individual rather than with his environment. "The Old sought the sources of infection in the surroundings of man, the New in man himself." Dr. Hill adopts the artistic technic of the painters in the presentation of his subject. That part which he desires to bring into relief is alone treated in detail. Having seized his reader's attention by his manner, Dr. Hill leads it over what, in other company, might have proved dull ground. He has important chapters dealing with individual defense, community

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