Transactions of the Conference on the Future of Public Health in the United States and the Education of Sanitarians

Transactions of the Conference on the Future of Public Health in the United States and the Education of Sanitarians

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...to work for the Government." "I feel public health work is too much like the Army." A good many students have expressed their belief that public health work is simply a "branch of medicine," a part of the duty of the practicing physician. There is an obvious tinge of resentment in some of the answers. "Because I consider medicine a well-established and recognized profession from which one can to the best advantage promote and aid the newer and less well-established work of public health. I consider public health fully as much the concern of the doctors, educators, social service workers, ministers, and public officials as any other of their professional or social duties." "I have little or no interest in the merely technical or superficial types of public health work which a man can engage in without a modern thorough medical training." "Because I want to make my contribution to personal and public health from the standpoint and in the capacity of an active practitioner." "My interest in laboratory work and public education is collateral to my interest in the practice of the healing art. I believe that, for myself at least, a first-hand knowledge of disease and its cause and treatment is the best starting point for work in disease prevention." "Public health is at present a branch science of medicine. The medical student receives nearly all of the training that a public health student receives and much more. In an ideal State the medical man should be a public official and public health workers should be medical men who have specialized in public health work." "My impression has been that public health work was a part of a doctor's profession. Therefore I felt that...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236499131
  • 9781236499134