The Potential for HealthBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7206.389a (Published 07 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:389
- Fred Paccaud, director
- Institut Universitaire de Médecine Sociale et Préventive, Lausanne, Switzerland
Kenneth C Calman
Oxford University Press, £19.99, pp 292
ISBN 0 19 262944 1
This book is much like a conversation, of the sort you have with someone you have just met at a professional meeting: a mixture of common wisdom (mostly) and new ideas (few), and, because a conversation often abruptly changes its direction, a poor organisation of the arguments.
Because Kenneth Calman was England's chief medical officer, he has a unique experience of topics related to the practice of public health. These are the …