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From The CriticsReviewer: Bernard J. Turnock, MD, MPH (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book is an important annual compilation on of review articles on various topics in the field of public health. The annual series represents a continuously updated compendium of important issues and developments in the field.
Purpose: This book and the annual series of these reviews intends to provide a current resource of review articles for key topics in the field of public health. Authors are invited to contribute by virtue of their accomplishments in the field. As such, the panel of contributors is outstanding.
Audience: The topics are carefully selected to be of importance and interest to public health practitioners, academicians, policy makers, and other audiences.
Features: Key features are the range of topics and the expertise of the contributing authors. More than 20 review articles are included in this year's edition. The illustrations and references are quite good, whereas other features of the book are average.
Assessment: This is an important continuing contribution to the field of public health. Thorough, critical, and authoritative review articles on important public health issues are presented in one volume. As a result, this series assumes a very special role in the public health literature and should be considered a "must" acquisition of health science libraries.