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Indian Journal of Community Medicine


Author(s): Soudarssanane Bala M, Pradhan SK

Vol. 32, No. 2 (2007-04 - 2007-06)

Year : 2007 | Volume : 32 | Issue : 2 | Page : 163

Textbook of community medicine (P and SM)

Soudarssanane Bala M1, Pradhan SK2
1 Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Soudarssanane Bala M
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, JIPMER, Pondicherry

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
How to cite this article:
Soudarssanane BM, Pradhan SK. Textbook of community medicine (P and SM). Indian J Community Med 2007;32:163
How to cite this URL:
Soudarssanane BM, Pradhan SK. Textbook of community medicine (P and SM). Indian J Community Med [serial online] 2007 [cited 2007 Nov 30];32:163. Available from:

Sunder Lal, Adarsh and Pankaj

CBS Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, 2007, pages 693, price Rs. 425

It is quite a pleasure to read through this text book. The authors' extensive experience in teaching, research, and health management is clearly visible in some chapters of this book, i.e., community diagnosis organizational behavior, gender issues, women empowerment, applied nutrition, and research and medical ethics are worth mentioning, which reflect the authors' real life exposure in addition to the lucid and comprehensive presentation.

This text book is a practically oriented, compact literature with well-delineated theory illustrations. The logical discussion of public health concepts is precisely, in the natural sequence, required for the learning process and underscores the authors' strong understanding in educational psychology. The basic fields like RCH, nutrition, and behavioral sciences are adequately dealt with. The concepts in epidemiology and health administration are discussed in a clear-cut way. Latest information is incorporated throughout, especially in chapters on communicable and non-communicable diseases. The book caters to the complete needs of undergraduate medical students and basic need of postgraduates. Information through the tables is apt, concise, clear, and complete. Similarly, the illustrations are factually straightforward without any confusion. The references are appropriate. The index has to be in greater detail for ready reckoning.

We would recommend this book to all undergraduate, postgraduate, and paramedical students as well as faculty and practitioners of community medicine/preventive and social medicine.

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