This book is representative of medical and educational thinking on the subject of health education. The committee of five members from each profession, appointed by their national organizations, has brought together accurate scientific information and sound pedagogic principles.
The 1948 version of this guidebook on health education is actually a completely rewritten fourth edition of the reports which appeared in 1924, 1930 and 1941. In addition to the planning and work of the Joint Committee, over a hundred contributors and consultants drawn from the professions of education and medicine and from the field of public health participated in the development of the manuscript. Dr. Charles C. Wilson, editor of the book, directed the project with the aid of a revision committee.
The book offers the best present day point of view concerning the philosophy, methods and content of health education. The nation's health needs are defined, especially as they relate