There are two books written by Bernard J. Turnock and published by Jones & Bartlett Pub that may be of interest to a physician considering a career in public health.
The first, Public Health: Career Choices That Make a Difference, was published in March 2006. The following description is provided on Amazon.com:
“Public Health: Career Choices That Make a Difference is the first book about public health workers, both current and future, and what they do. This book offers basic information for those considering a career in public health. This innovative title emphasizes key aspects of the work of different public health occupations and titles in order to provide an understanding of the tasks of public health jobs and careers. This book complements texts and courses on public health and is useful in both graduate and undergraduate programs. It also provides an introduction to career possibilities for individuals looking for a career in the health sector.”
The second book, Public Health, Third Edition: What It Is and How It Works, was published in September, 2004. The following description is provided on Amazon.com:
“This book is a straightforward introduction to the complex, multidimensional field of public health and how it functions in modern day America. The book introduces a unifying conceptual model characterizing public health by its missions, functions, capacity, process, and outcomes. The edition includes Health People 2010 objectives, case studies, achievements of the 20th century, and a resource site on the Internet.”