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The Prevention of Disease in Everyday Practice.

Arthur L. Bloomfield, M.D.
AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;97(2):263. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250200139019.
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This book of approximately 1000 pages is divided into 37 chapters, each on prevention in some phase of medicine, for example, preventive hematology, preventive cardiology, preventive psychiatry, preventive obstetrics, preventive proctology, etc. Each section is from the pen of a different author; all are well written and authoritative. Whether the idea of the book is a sound one I will not attempt to decide. Actually, as one can not work in a vacuum, a good deal of space is devoted to setting the stage for the remarks on the purely preventive aspects of disease, and the question is whether it is wise to try to separate prevention too sharply from other considerations. Indeed, I have an uneasy feeling that some of this could be said as well in good general textbooks. However, there is much of value between these covers and no doubt doctors will find the book of value


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