Encyclopedia of Public Health: Principles, People, and Programs

2 vols. Greenwood. Jun. 2018. 716p. ed. by . illus. index. ISBN 9781610699822. $198; ebk. ISBN 9781610699839. HEALTH
With this informative work, Kuykendall (health services, St. Joseph's Univ.; Bullying: Health and Medical Issues Today) presents facts on public health and successfully advocates for its importance. The editor's enthusiasm makes the set less formal and dispassionate than one might expect from a reference work: "public health belongs to everyone, and everyone belongs in public health." In addition to entries on key people, events, programs, and organizations, the encyclopedia also contains a chronology and a "guide to related topics" that categorizes and contextualizes the material. An engaging section on controversies will be of particular interest to students, but the five subjects mentioned here aren't listed in the table of contents.
VERDICT A straightforward selection for undergraduates studying health sciences or public health.

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