It is being increasingly realized in the days of hygienic
reform and complex social legislation that ability to
read critically reports dealing with mortality and sick-
ness is required not only of medical men but of all
educated citizens. The object of this book is to explain
in non-technical language and with the help of practical
examples the most important methods of incasuring the
growth of a population and the causes of mortality to
which it is exposed. For those, such as medical officers
of health, who may desire to carry their studies further,
it will be a valuable introduction, while those not
professionally concerned will find in it all the
knowledge they require to enable them to
understand official reports on mortality and
morbidity and will realise how much
interesting and important infor-
mation is actually contained
in official documents
to be dull.
This is a textbook of London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine, 1936. They modeled death from the census of 1931 and whatever else they could dredge up. They told their disciples to go forth with this valuable information.
“I consider the School as my professional home where I started my professional career in a serious way” – Dr Tedros.