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Ways to Community Health Education

JAMA. 1940;114(23):2327. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810230057028.
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This book, an important contribution to the literature of health education, is an illustrated manual—illustrated with actual examples of successful devices used in health education by all sorts of agencies engaged in this activity. Medical societies, dental societies, health departments, professional societies and voluntary health agencies have all contributed to this volume. Carefully edited by five prominent health educators in various fields, liberally documented and replete with ideas, practical advice and examples of effective use of the several mediums and methods in health education, it should find a permanent place on the desk of every person interested in health education, in health administration or in any activity in which communication with the public is essential. The book deals first with the mediums: radio, platform addresses, printed matter and displays. It then gives examples of effective use of these mediums in connection with diphtheria and smallpox control, infant welfare, sanitation, tuberculosis

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