This book is divided into three parts: (1) municipal health functions; (2) organization and administration of preventive functions of sickness, and (3) organization and administration of treatment functions of sickness. In the language of the author, it is designed to be most useful to the person without professional training or experience, whether he is a teacher or student of government, a public official or a man in the street who wants to know what health benefits he should receive for his tax payment. Dr. McCombs presents an analysis of city health administration which should adequately meet the needs it aims to supply. It does not make any pretense to technical authority, but presents the essentials in the health field, at all times stressing an educational feature.
This book should be read by students of public health, particularly public health administrators, as it contains comparative data which are of value.