Year : 2019 | Volume
: 44 | Issue : 2 | Page : 180-
IAPSM's Text Book of Community Medicine
In charge MCI Cell and Community Health Services, TSRM Medical College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
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Goyal R C. IAPSM's Text Book of Community Medicine.Indian J Community Med 2019;44:180-180
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Goyal R C. IAPSM's Text Book of Community Medicine. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 23 ];44:180-180
Available from: http://www.ijcm.org.in/text.asp?2019/44/2/180/261510
Publisher Name : Jaypree Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited
Location : New Delhi
Price : INR 1395
Year of Publication : 2019
Editor in Chief : AM Kadri
Pages : 1221
ISBN : 978-93-5270-994-6
I congratulate IAPSM office-bearers and Pan Indian contributors for bringing out this long-awaited book on “IAPSM's Text book of Community Medicine” first edition (2019) by community medicine faculty, for the students (undergraduate [UG] and postgraduate [PG]) in community medicine and for the overall development of the community. This is the first memorable milestone in the history of IAPSM. This book is comprehensive and one of the finest and relevant to the need of the society, students, and budding young faculty than many books available.
This book has many exclusive features such as topics on physical activity, exercise, and health; research methodology and biostatistics; social medicine; history of important events; well-organized specific epidemiology of communicable and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs); syndromic management of sexually transmitted infections and reproductive tract infections; primary care approach to primary health care to NCDs; urban, rural, and tribal health; great achievements in community medicine; human resource for health; health financing/economics; quality of health care; health system research; Niti Aayog; Ayushman Bharat; health and wellness centers; eradication strategies for various diseases; health legislation in India; and few special topics including current topic such as Nipah and Zika virus. Many topics are written for the first time which do not find any place in other books.
The book is divided into five logical sections which better represent the subject of community medicine. The book has relevant recent information and updated data and recent references with adequate flowcharts, tables, graphs, charts, figures, boxes, and annexures placed appropriately.
The editors and authors may try to include more color plates, flowcharts, and examples for more understanding. The book is 1200+ pages which is making it heavier. It may be better to make this book handier so that it can be carried easily (two volumes of 600 pages each). In addition, still, there is a scope of reducing some content from the textbook, which may not be essential to UG students. Editors should try to bring out yearly edition as we are in competitive world.
I recommend this book for all UGs, PGs, faculty in modern medicine and alternative and complementary medicine, and all allied health sciences for better understanding community medicine, especially its role in managing health of the community.
I wish all the best to publishers and end users of this book.