The present book is unique in purpose, scope and scale, and places itself in a category of its own, distinctly different from the usual text books on Preventive Medicine. The concise text, with emphasis on practical orientation and help to a physician in his day to day practice, succinctly covers latest data and figures on vital statistics, morbidity indicators, disease burden and national health programs. More importantly, it should portend the arousal of interest in clinicians and make them equally aware of their important role and responsibilities in primary health care. Ranging from neonatal to geriatric health, it vividly describes aspects of new threats to new and old diseases, old threats to old diseases, as also brings into focus the emerging areas and newer concepts in environmental health. The editor has done a commendable job in harmonising the various chapters on an even keel and underlines the much needed integrative approach. The book, primarily addressed to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, has an easy reading and should provide a favoured document for courses in medicine, community health, nutrition, social sciences, health management and nursing.
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