Dr. Sand presents in this volume a cyclopedic review of developments which reflect the recognition of social factors in health and disease. Well documented sections deal separately, on a worldwide basis, with the growth of medicine as a profession, the history of hospitals, individual hygiene and social (public) hygiene, industrial medicine, public welfare and various branches of the social sciences in relation to medicine and health. A final section discusses the coming of social medicine and presents an integration and evaluation of the full range of scientific and cultural developments which are making this concept the basis of medical practice for the future. Dr. Sand sees the true scope of social medicine as encompassing the concept of health for all, including preventive, therapeutic and reparative care, and using the combined resources of physicians, sanitarians and other professional groups in medicine, biostatisticians, psychologists, welfare workers and sociologists.
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