Here is a complete and detailed account of the history and growth of the machinery charged with the maintenance of health in Great Britain. The author, Sir George Newman, was chief medical officer to the board of education from 1907 to 1935 and chief medical officer to the ministry of health from 1919 to 1935. The book is therefore authoritative because of his first hand association with the work it discusses. It provides also, however, an accurate history of the beginnings of the school medical service, of health insurance and of the ministry of health in Great Britain.
It is found on study of this book that English medicine and public health are governed by a variety of agencies and that it has been difficult, if not impossible, to correlate these activities with newly developed endeavors. Thus, in Great Britain as in this country, there are many different agencies involved