Read the overview below and download using links given at the end of the post. The fourth edition of the book Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine is thoroughly revised and updated; notably among those are epidemiology, communicable and noncommunicable diseases, MCH and family planning, management, demography and vital statistics, disaster, biomedical waste management, food and nutrition, immunization, geriatrics, communication, and so on. National Health Programs is thoroughly revised and updated. New data have been incorporated, wherever applicable. Latest SRS and census data is also included.
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My dear wife Late Dr Manju Gupta — without whose inspiration and sacrifice this book would not have been possible MC Gupta Preface to the Fourth Edition The last few years have witnessed a rapid progress in the field of Community Medicine. There was a felt need for publication of an updated fourth edition of this book after a gap of couple of years. Many new concepts have arisen and much more modifications have been incorporated over the past strategies.
We think this edition will also meet the expectations of the medical and nursing students, as well as the students of Public Health, teachers of Community Medicine and the program implementers of health services. Almost all the chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated; notably among those are epidemiology, communicable and noncommunicable diseases, MCH and family planning, management, demography and vital statistics, disaster, biomedical waste management, food and nutrition, immunization, geriatrics, communication, etc.
National Health Programs have also been thoroughly revised and updated. New data have been incorporated, wherever applicable. Latest SRS and census data have also been included. Various domains that are of importance, both in theory, practical and viva of MBBS examination have been highlighted with examples and justification.
Many postgraduate study materials have also been incorporated with references for further reading. Various flow charts, diagrams and pictures have been introduced for clarity of understanding. It is our earnest hope that fourth edition of this textbook will help the MBBS, Postgraduate aspirants, Postgraduate students and the students of other public health disciplines.
We will be grateful to the students and the teachers for their valuable feedback, comments and constructive criticism. We will acknowledge and will try our best to address those issues in the subsequent editions. Rabindra Nath Roy Indranil Saha Preface to the First Edition Preventive and social medicine is one of the most important subjects in the curriculum of a medical student.
Unlike other subjects, preventive and social medicine, community medicine and community health are the concern not only of those specializing in these fields but of all others in the medical profession, including those engaged in active clinical care as well as the health administrators. As a matter of fact, the subject is of serious concern to all interested in human health and welfare, whether in the medical profession or not.
However, the marked developments in the subject during the last 20 years have necessitated extensive changes and additions. Hence, this volume is presented as a new book in its first edition. The entire approach is epidemiological and the subject matter is presented in a linked and continuous manner. The language and style are simple, and attractive with emphasis on practical aspects which may be of utility not only to PHC medical officers and health administrators but even to general practitioners.
The whole book is divided into four parts. The first part deals with the general aspects of preventive and social medicine and its scope. The second part, comprising two-thirds of the book, is built around the epidemiological triad.
The third part deals with demography, vital statistics and biostatistics. The fourth part is devoted to health care of different groups, and includes detailed discussion of primary health care, health policy and the relation between health and development.
The above division is objective and purposeful. It makes the reader familiar with the essential course content of community medicine, inculcates in him the epidemiological approach to health and disease, and prepares him to practise family medicine as a family physician. A chapter on general practice has been added for this purpose.
Though the book is primarily written for the undergraduate students, it would be of use to the postgraduate students as well. The number of references has been kept to a minimum. Only those references have been included which substantiate a controversial or less widely-known point, or which relate to recent work or review. Inter-relation between health and development, health manpower planning, communicable disease epidemiology in natural disasters, mental health program and the program for control of acute respiratory infections have been discussed in detail.
The national ICDS program has been given adequate coverage. Care has been taken to include practical aspects in relation to diagnosis and management of leprosy, which may have to be tackled by many PHC medical officers and general physicians. Special attention has been paid to the chapters on social environment, host factors and health, noncommunicable diseases, food and nutrition, demography and vital statistics, health policy, planning management and administration, primary health care, health education, information and communication, maternity and child health, school health, geriatrics, mental health and health service through general practitioners so as to present the concerned topic in a most up-to-date and easily comprehensible manner.
Some sections, such as those relating to water supply and disposal of wastes, could have been reduced further by omitting certain details; the latter have been retained in view of the requirement of public health administrators. The existing curricula of various universities, as also the suggestions from eminent professors, have been given due consideration while preparing this book. We shall feel amply rewarded if this book is found useful for students, teachers, public health administrators and PHC medical officers.
We are grateful to a large number of colleagues in different parts of India, who spared their valuable time and effort to go through the manuscript, offered constructive suggestions and incorporated appropriate changes wherever necessary. Professor Bansal, Professor Anjaneyulu and Professor Wadhera, in particular, took special pains to Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine go through the entire manuscript critically at various stages of preparation.
We owe special gratitude to Professor G Anjaneyulu, for writing a foreword to the first edition for the book after going through the entire manuscript. We are thankful to the American Public Health Association, Washington, and the Institute of Health and Nutrition, Delhi, India for permission to reproduce certain portions of the text from their publications. Reference to original source has been made wherever this has been done. We must also acknowledge the contribution of our typists Shri Rameshwar Dayal and Shri Murli Manohar, whose excellent typing skills greatly reduced the drudgery associated with drafting and redrafting of a manuscript.
Lastly, we must express our heartfelt thanks and indebtedness to our wives who silently, and sometimes not so silently, suffered—their husbands continuously lost in books, papers and proofs in utter disregard of their domestic responsibilities. MC Gupta Late BK Mahajan x Acknowledgments We would like to thank the people without whom this book would not have been possible, they are our colleagues, students and our family. We are thankful to the Almighty for the ability, circumstances and health that were needed to write the book.
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