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March 1971

Early Disease Detection, Symposium, Disease Detection Bureau, Chicago, Illinois.

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Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(3):266. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100140132022

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This short book consists of a report of a symposium of 11 separate approaches to disease detection. In an age of increasing medical costs, automation has been attempted to reduce these costs as well as to detect disease earlier. Five of the communications concern themselves with some aspects of automation in medical measurements particularly in the laboratory although some attention is also given to methods of automation of teaching and to multiphasic screening.

Most of the material contained in this book relates to adult medicine. Bare mention is made of the hereditable diseases detectible in early infancy.

This little book is important in that it gives 11 different approaches and makes available to others the sites where screening programs are being performed. Unfortunately, no data are given on the evaluation of these screening programs. No data are given for the details of the screening programs. The bibliography is incomplete and

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