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Chapter-01 History of Medicine by Jain Vivek (2014) Edition : 6/e

This chapter discusses the history of primitive, scientific and modern medicine. The chapter briefly discusses the Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani systems of medicine. Hippocrates, known as Father of Medicine, was the first true epidemiologist. He was the First physician to reject superstitions, legends and beliefs that credited supernatural or divine... [More]

Chapter-01 Introduction to Community Medicine by Suryakantha AH (2014) Edition : 3/e

This chapter focuses on an introduction to community medicine. Community medicine is that branch of medicine, which deals with the study of provision of preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative and evaluative services to the community at large, through an organized comprehensive health care delivery system. The discoveries in microbiology in the turn ... [More]

Chapter-02 Concept of Health by Suryakantha AH (2014) Edition : 3/e

This chapter discusses concept of health. Health is defined by WHO as ‘A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being of an individual and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity’. The signs of physical health are good complexion, a clean skin, bright eyes, lustrous hair, well built, with firm flesh, a sweet breath, a good appetite, sound s... [More]

Chapter-02 Concepts of Health and Disease by Jain Vivek (2014) Edition : 6/e

This chapter discusses basic concepts of health and disease. WHO has defined health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity and an ability to lead a socially and economically productive life. Standard of living refers to the usual scale of our expenditure, goods we consume and services ... [More]

Chapter-03 Concept of Disease by Suryakantha AH (2014) Edition : 3/e

This chapter discusses concept of disease. Disease is defined as a condition in which body health is impaired and performance of vital functions in the body is interrupted. In other words, disease is a physiological or psychological dysfunction of the body. Illness is a subjective feeling of not being well. Sickness is a state of social dysfunction. It is di... [More]

Chapter-03 Epidemiology and Vaccines by Jain Vivek (2014) Edition : 6/e

The chapter discusses definition, methods and measurements of epidemiology. It also discusses about history, types, strains and contradictions of vaccines. Evidence Based Practice is considered ‘Gold standard for clinical practice. It aims to apply best available evidence gained from scientific method to clinical decision making. Vaccine is an immune-biologi... [More]

Chapter-04 Concept of Prevention by Suryakantha AH (2014) Edition : 3/e

This chapter discusses concept of prevention. The objective of community-medicine is to oppose the disease process in order to preserve the health, promote the health, prolong the life and to minimize the sufferings by preventing the occurrence of the disease. The disease can be prevented by opposing its natural history at different levels. Primary preventio... [More]

Chapter-04 Screening of Disease by Jain Vivek (2014) Edition : 6/e

This chapter discusses concepts, principles, types and criteria of screening. Screening test is used to search for an unrecognized diseases or defect, in apparently healthy individuals, by means of rapidly applied tests, examinations or other procedures. It is the most commonly used epidemiological tool in school health services. There are two types of scree... [More]

Chapter-05 Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases by Jain Vivek (2014) Edition : 6/e

This chapter discusses several communicable and non-communicable diseases, such as chicken pox, measles, rubella, mumps, influenza, diphtheria, etc. A person or other animal, including birds & arthropods, that affords subsistence or lodgement to an infectious agent under natural conditions is called host. Chicken pox spreads person-to-person contact via resp... [More]

Chapter-05 Environment and Water by Suryakantha AH (2014) Edition : 3/e

This chapter discusses environment and water. Environment is the external factor/factors present around man and has got an influence on the health of the human being. According to ecologists, health is a state of dynamic equilibrium between man and his environment and when this equilibrium is disturbed, ill-health occurs. Physical environment This consists o... [More]