If the editors do not earn an "A" with this book, it is largely because their efforts have been almost exclusively restricted to cobbling together a number of articles and speeches. The editors got hold of a wealth of material and rather skillfully categorized it under eight sections. But producing an anthology is not only a process of selecting, it is perhaps even more a process of setting limitations. Apparently the editors set few limitations, so that a sketch rather than a philosophy emerges.
The introductory pages provide a historical perspective for understanding current philosophy and practice in public health. A second section portrays health problems of selected population groups such as the family, the chronically ill, the industrial and migrant worker. A third section indexes both official and unofficial views of the structure and organization of health services. The professional disciplines and skills integral to public health research and