The New Public Health: An Introduction For Midwives and Social Workers - Fred GrundyH. K. Lewis & Co., 1965, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the spine ends. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. The last few leaves are slightly tacky. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
6th edition, 1st printing, [First Published: June, 1949] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Diagrams; Tables;
From the cover: “This book, which is a successor to the author’s well-known Handbook of Social Medicine, has been written especially for midwives, health visitors and social workers. It is also suitable for others who wish to have a convenient introduction to the structure of medical and social services in England and Wales.
Great attention has been paid to the typesetting and general lay-out so as to facilitate the work of students, and in order that the most important items can be picked out quickly by the reader.
The author, Professor Fred Grundy, says in his preface:
The title is an indication that a great deal of the book deals with the administrations on which medical and allied services are now based. It implies also, to my mind anyway, that much of what might be called ‘social medicine in practice’ is now an established part of the new public health or ‘socialised’ medicine.
Throughout the earlier chapters I have tried to present a balanced point of view about the new services. I have tried also to avoid sacrificing accuracy for simplicity, but it seemed to me to be more important, as a rule, to convey the substance of the law in ordinary language than to quote statutes, orders and regulations, verbatim.
Much of the present edition has been re-written to bring it up-to-date. In particular, the health statistics which are quoted in many places have been revised and Chapter IX entitled Social Medicine and Environment, which contains a general account of disease causation, preventive medicine and the medical care of the sick, has been completely re-drafted.
The book, like earlier editions, is intended primarily for midwives, health visitors and other social workers in Britain and, to a lesser extent, for similar workers in other countries with well developed health services.”