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October 4, 1913

Preventive Medicine and Hygiene.

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By Milton J. Rosenau, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene, Harvard. Cloth. Price, $6. Pp. 1074, with 157 illustrations. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1913.

JAMA. 1913;61(14):1317. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350150073030

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This excellent book is a distinct addition to the lengthening list of books of the first rank by American authors. Profesor Rosenau's wide and varied experience and his intimate practical acquaintance with many details of public health work qualify him in a high degree for preparing a treatise on preventive medicine. The scope of the work as he has conceived it is a broad one. The book includes sections on the prevention of the communicable diseases, on immunity, heredity and eugenics, on foods, air, soil, water, sewage disposal, refuse disposal, vital statistics and industrial hygiene. Reference is made throughout to American experiences and conditions, often to the personal observations of the author, and this adapts it particularly to practical use in this country. The field covered is so extensive that the author declares "the question . . . has been rather what to leave out than what to include." Here and i here irrelevant

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