Community Health and Medical Care. Edited by Kovner Anthony R. Martin Samuel P., pages. Grune & Stratton, Inc., New York, San Francisco, and London, 1978. Price, $24.75.

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The 12 chapters of this student-oriented textbook sketch out the persons and institutions (and the forces affecting both) that provide medical care in the United States today. The title term “community health” disguises the fact that the concern of the authors is with factors that govern how the individual is treated or not treated and not with the health of the community as a community. Some chapters are limited to abstractions; whereas others deal with specifics and are buttressed with statistics and graphs. The total effect is that of a socio-political-economic briefing. An unusual and useful feature is the glossary

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