Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine. In their Esteemed Opinion. This book would definitely become popular very soon in India. The contents have been brought out at the desired standard. Fourth Edition.
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Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine. In their Esteemed Opinion. This book would definitely become popular very soon in India. The contents have been brought out at the desired standard. Fourth Edition. Revised by.
Rabindra Nath Roy. Associate Professor. Assistant Professor. Ex-Dean and Professor. Formerly Additional Professor. Overseas Offices J. Medical Ltd. Jaypee-Highlights Medical Publishers Inc. City of Knowledge, Bld. Mohammadpur, Dhaka Nepal. Shorakhute, Kathmandu. Website: www. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior permission of the publisher.
Inquiries for bulk sales may be solicited at: jaypee jaypeebrothers. This book has been published in good faith that the contents provided by the authors contained herein are original, and is intended for educational purposes only. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy of information, the publisher and the authors specifically disclaim any damage, liability, or loss incurred, directly or indirectly, from the use or application of any of the contents of this work.
If not specifically stated, all figures and tables are courtesy of the authors. Where appropriate, the readers should consult with a specialist or contact the manufacturer of the drug or device. ISBN Typeset at. JPBMP typesetting unit. Printed at. Dedicated to. My dear wife Late Dr Manju Gupta.
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.
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. Nutrition, Delhi, India for permission to reproduce certain portions of the text from their publications. Publishers P Ltd, New Delhi, India, who have done a marvellous job in record time, in spite of delay from our side. 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. 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. Evolution of Preventive and Social Medicine. Basic Concepts in Community Medicine.
Epidemiological Approach in Preventive and Social Medicine. General Epidemiology. Physical Environment: Air. Physical Environment: Water. Water Problem in India Physical Environment: Housing. Physical Environment: Wastes and their Disposal. Environmental Pollution. Biological Environment.
Social Environment. Health and Law. Host Factors and Health. General Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases. Epidemiological Description of Communicable Diseases.
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