Preventive Medicine

preventive medicine, branch of medicine dealing with the prevention of disease and the maintenance of good health practices. Until recently preventive medicine was largely the domain of the U.S. Public Health Service or state and local health departments, but it has become an important consideration of health maintenance organizations, private practitioners, and other health care providers. Preventive medicine encompasses such activities as research into causes of disease; vaccination against those diseases for which the causes are known, e.g., poliomyelitis, influenza, and measles; studies of environmental deterrents to health; and instruction in public health and hygiene. See also eugenics.

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Preventive Medicine: Selected full-text books and articles

Behavioral Medicine Approaches to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention By Kristina Orth-Gomér; Neil Schneiderman Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996
Cultural Contingencies: Behavior Analytic Perspectives on Cultural Practices By P. A. Lamal Praeger Publishers, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 1 "Preventive Medicine and Cultural Contingencies: A Natural Experiment"
Rationing Medicine By Robert H. Blank Columbia University Press, 1988
Librarian’s tip: "Preventive Medicine and Life Style" begins on p. 34 and "Preventive v. Curative Medicine: Ideological Perspectives" begins on p. 121
Disease in the Popular American Press: The Case of Diphtheria, Typhoid Fever, and Syphilis, 1870-1920 By Terra Ziporyn Greenwood Press, 1988
Librarian’s tip: "Preventive Medicine and Public Health" begins on p. 13
Healthy, Wealthy, or Wise? Issues in American Health Care Policy By Charles T. Stewart Jr M. E. Sharpe, 1995
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 11 "Prevention: Environmental and Behavioral Modification"
Collaborative Health Care: A Family-Oriented Model By Michael L. Glenn Praeger Publishers, 1987
Librarian’s tip: "Preventive Medicine" begins on p. 33
Medic: The Mission of an American Military Doctor in Occupied Japan and Wartorn Korea By Crawford F. Sams; Zabelle Zakarian M.E. Sharpe, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 8 "The Preventive Medicine Program, Part I: Controlling Wildfire Diseases," Chap. 9 "The Preventive Medicine Program, Part II: Environtal Sanitation and Viral Diseases," and Chap. 10 "The Preventive Medicine Program, Part III: Treatment and Preventi
Adaptation in Cultural Evolution: An Approach to Medical Anthropology By Alexander Alland Jr Columbia University Press, 1970
Librarian’s tip: "Preventive Medicine" begins on p. 128
Behavioral Factors Associated with Disease, Injury, and Death among Men: Evidence and Implications for Prevention By Courtenay, Will H The Journal of Men's Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1, Fall 2000
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Promoting Human Wellness: New Frontiers for Research, Practice, and Policy By Margaret Schneider Jamner; Daniel Stokols University of California Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 15 "Pitfalls of Preventive Care in the Geriatric Population"
Well-Being: Positive Development across the Life Course By Marc H. Bornstein; Lucy Davidson; Corey L. M. Keyes; Kristin A. Moore Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 5 "Preventive Health Care in Early Childhood and Through the Life Span"
National Health Insurance: What Now, What Later, What Never? By Mark V. Pauly American Enterprise Institute, 1980
Librarian’s tip: "Preventive Care, Care for Children, and National Health Insurance" begins on p. 137
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