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This revised edition of Dr. Storey's book is all that a textbook of hygiene for advanced students should be. It is not suitable for beginners but for the advanced student who needs to learn more of hygiene than just the principles useful in everyday living; it is a fine textbook, comprehensive without being heavy, scientific without being abstruse. It is well calculated to give the prospective sanitarian or public health official, or the teacher of health and hygiene, a practical working knowledge based on a sound comprehension of underlying principles. The first half of the book is devoted to principles of constructive hygiene; that is, a discussion of heredity, cellular physiology, nutrition, the structure and function of the body and its relation to the environment. In the second part the author discusses defensive hygiene; that is, the hereditary dangers, nutritional deficiencies, the abnormalities of growth and development and the unfavorable
Principles of Hygiene. Part I: Principles of Constructive Hygiene. Part II: Principles of Defensive Hygiene. JAMA. 1936;106(24):2097. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770240061033