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Maxey-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Fifteenth Edition by Robert B. Wallace

Maxey-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Fifteenth Edition


Maxey-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine: Fifteenth Edition by Robert B. Wallace

An extensive, in-depth look at public health and preventive medicine topics from experts in the field A Doody's Core Title for 2011! This trusted one-stop resource is a completely up-to-date, all-in-one public health and preventive medicine guide. Sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine and edited and written by well-respected authorities in the range of topics covered, Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine is also an outstanding guide to additional resources of information in preparing for the board exam in preventative medicine and public health. The new edition of Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine has been completely updated to encompass many new diseases, conditions, and policy issues that continue to dramatically shape-and expand the influence of-public health and preventive medicine. New to this Edition: Important coverage of new diseases, conditions, and policy issues, including critical lessons learned from the SARS epidemic, the most recent perspectives on monkey pox, plus an increased emphasis on West Nile Virus Restructured infectious and communicable disease section that reflects the emergence of many emerging and recrudescent conditions Greater focus on existing web-based resources for further reading New information on community-based participatory research Timely new chapter on bioterrorism and preparedness Additional insights on the amelioration of disease-producing lifestyles Research-enhancing lists and catalogs based on federal and other public access databases that are relevant to public health and prevention More streamlined coverage of chemical exposures and diseases overall Essentials of the public health service delivery infrastructure


This is an excellent, comprehensive overview of the field of public health for use by graduate level the editor iterates: the breadth of public health is widening with new diseases, emerging knowledge of old diseases, and societal changes requiring new methods of public health control. This book covers all aspects in a relevant, useful manner. 3 Stars. --Doody's Review Service Doody's 20081118

About the Author

Robert B. Wallace, MD, MSc, BSM, is Professor of Epidemiology, University of Iowa, College of Public Health and a member of the Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine, NRC.

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Publication date

21st September 2007


Robert B. Wallace

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McGraw-Hill Medical an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe


1416 pages


Public health & preventive medicine



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