Foundations of Community Medicine, 2/e

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Elsevier India, Nov 20, 2009 - 820 pages
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The special features that distinguish Foundations of Community Medicine in its present form are: Contains well-organized material which is singularly free from repetition, confusion and uncertainty and which ensures availability of all the relevant information on a topic at one place. Lays adequate stress on applied aspects of preventive medicine and public health with focus on Indian situation. Contains detailed description of public health practices, namely, immunization, disinfection and sterilization, notification, isolation and quarantine, public health surveillance and population screening. Extends a managerial treatment to the description of health organizations, health programmes and health care systems existing in the country. Incorporates a comprehensive coverage of physical, social and biological environments laying due stress on environmental pollution and its control. Provides adequate information on occupational hazards and industrial problems in consideration of the advancing industrialization in India. Encompasses an elaborate exposition on important issues concerning maternal health, infant health, child health, adolescent health and geriatric health in an exclusive section devoted to personal health care.

Presents a uniquely simplified and readily intelligible discourse on basic concepts of epidemiology and statistics which are usually abhorred by medical students. Incorporates a detailed description of the National Population Policy and National Health Policy in consideration of their crucial importance in the formulation of National Health Care Programmes for the country. Contains numerous comparison tables, flowcharts, graphs and diagrams to improve comprehension and facilitate retention of the subject matter. Encloses multiple solved examples on epidemiology, vital statistics and basic statistics to enable the students to calculate rates, ratios and statistical values of applied significance. Contains elaborate discussion on Indian population problem, human disasters as well as emerging and re-emerging diseases. Provides adequate information on Indian health systems, hospital acquired infection and hospital waste management. Covers detailed discussion on adolescent health care, mental disorders and millennium development goals.

About the Author : - G.M. Dhaar, Professor, Department of Community Medicine, SKIMS, Srinagar, India.Irfan Robbani, Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, SKIMS, Srinagar, India.
 

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Contents

The Era of Modern Medicine
8
Social Sciences
13
37
15
Social Medicine
16
Spectrum of Health
23
Applied Sociology
24
Gradient of Diseases
29
Meteorological Factors
37
Nutritional Problems of Mothers
273
Nutritional Diseases of Endemic
285
A Public
291
SECTION VII
301
Infant Health Care
319
Child Health Care
332
Adolescent Health Care
346
SECTION
355

Meteorology and World Climate
43
Water for Drinking
49
Treatment of Water
56
Disposal of Community Wastes
64
Treatment of Sewage
75
Residential Environment
81
Rural Housing
87
Radioactive Pollution
99
SECTION III
105
Arthropod Population
136
Bugs
149
Arthropod Control
155
Rat Population and its Control
162
19
223
Ergonomics
237
SECTION VI
245
Nutritive Value of Foods
259
An Overview
267
Disinfection and Sterilization
361
Immunization
368
Public Health Surveillance
380
SECTION IX
389
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Scope for Bias
596
51
602
332
634
Human Disasters
685
SECTION XI
693
52
700
International Health
780
346
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237
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