HEALTH IS WEALTH by Paul de Kruif


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Not a plea for socialized medicine in the strict sense of the term, but for a public health program, nationally administered, under federal aid -- and for this he does an angry, challenging and persuasive job. The major part of the book appeared as a series of articles in Country Gentleman. He says ""more than half our nation is less than half alive"" and with that as text proceeds to his treatise on ""medical mossbacks"", he quotes devastating statistics on illness and mortality he makes it evident that care of the sick is more costly than cure. Not a full length book, nor a particularly well coordinated one -- but de Kruif makes winners out of every hobby he rides.

Pub Date: June 5th, 1940
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace