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Public Health in the World Today

Edited by James Stevens Simmons

Associate Editor Irene M. Kinsey

Foreword by James Bryant Conant

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$65.00 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674369191

Publication Date: 01/01/1949

332 pages

8 halftones; 12 line illustrations


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From the commonplace of smallpox vaccinations to the novelty of protective measures against atomic radiations, all of us depend for daily well-being on the effectiveness of community, national, and world public health programs. Here is an up-to-the-minute account of what is being done, thought, and planned for the future in national and international public health and human welfare, presented by 24 of the foremost experts in these fields.

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