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Chapter-01 Evolution of Preventive and Social Medicine by Roy Rabindra Nath, Saha Indranil (2013) Edition : 4/e

Preventive and Social Medicine is comparatively a newcomer among the academic disciplines of medicine. The name preventive and social medicine emphasizes the role of disease prevention in general through immunization, adequate nutrition, and so on in addition to the routine hygiene measures, and social factors in health and disease. The name preventive and s... [More]

Chapter-02 Basic Concepts in Community Medicine by Roy Rabindra Nath, Saha Indranil (2013) Edition : 4/e

This chapter first considers why a medical student should study community medicine. Then the basic concepts related to health, disease and prevention are discussed. Concepts of health, determinants of health, and indicators of health are discussed. Concepts of disease and concepts of prevention are explained medical student, community medicine, concepts of h... [More]

Chapter-03 Epidemiological Approach in Preventive and Social Medicine by Roy Rabindra Nath, Saha Indranil (2013) Edition : 4/e

Epidemiology is a scientific study of factors and conditions related to disease as they occur in people. Epidemiology is now extensively used for study of diseases in animals. The occurrence and manifestations of any disease, whether communicable or noncommunicable, are determined by the interactions between the agent, the host and the environment, which tog... [More]

Chapter-04 General Epidemiology by Roy Rabindra Nath, Saha Indranil (2013) Edition : 4/e

Epidemiology has been recognized as “the multidisciplinary study of distribution (person, place, time) and determinants (cause) of health-related states or events in specified populations and the applications of this study to control of those health problems”. Epidemiology has evolved over a few centuries. It has borrowed from sociology, demography, statisti... [More]

Chapter-05 Physical Environment: Air by Roy Rabindra Nath, Saha Indranil (2013) Edition : 4/e

The word environment is derived from a French word ‘environ’ meaning ‘encircle’. Environment may be classified as physical, biological and social for the purpose of studying its role in health and disease. Air forms the most immediate environment of man with which he is in constant contact throughout his life. The air atmosphere with which man comes into con... [More]

Chapter-06 Physical Environment: Water by Roy Rabindra Nath, Saha Indranil (2013) Edition : 4/e

Water is not only an environment but an essential requirement for life. The water is said to be potable when it is devoid of pathogenic agents, harmful chemical substances, and free from color, odor and usable for domestic purposes. Sources of water are rainwater, surface water, and groundwater. Water supply and quantitative standards are discussed. Water qu... [More]

Chapter-07 Physical Environment: Housing by Roy Rabindra Nath, Saha Indranil (2013) Edition : 4/e

Residential environment of man, as defined by the WHO, includes the physical structure that man uses and the environs of that structure, such as the necessary services, facilities, equipments and devices, and so on. Types of soil, and soil and health are explained. Housing, as an environment, means the building or structure in which we live, work, rest and p... [More]

Chapter-08 Physical Environment: Wastes and their Disposal by Roy Rabindra Nath, Saha Indranil (2013) Edition : 4/e

Wastes include an important part of the environment to which man is continuously exposed. Wastes and health, and recycling of wastes are explained. Proper disposal of refusal is essential for maintenance of environmental sanitation. Excreta disposal is discussed. Sewerage system involves carriage of sewage, through a system of drains and sewers from the poin... [More]

Chapter-09 Physical Environment: Place of Work or Occupation (Occupational Health) by Roy Rabindra Nath, Saha Indranil (2013) Edition : 4/e

The place of work is also an important part of man’s life. The physical, chemical and biological agents and the work environment at place of work may affect the health and efficiency of the worker. A healthy occupational environment, in addition to being beneficial for the workers, is conducive to higher work productivity. Occupational health is an important... [More]

Chapter-10 Environmental Pollution by Roy Rabindra Nath, Saha Indranil (2013) Edition : 4/e

Environmental pollution may be described as the unfavorable alteration of our surroundings and occurs mainly because of the actions of man. These actions are of two types, that is, those relating to reproduction and those relating to industrialization. Various types of air pollution are air pollution, water pollution, soil and land pollution, radioactive pol... [More]