October 5, 1918

A Text-Book of Elementary Military Hygiene and Sanitation.

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By Frank R. Keefer, A.M., M.D., Colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $1.75 net. Pp. 340, with illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1918.

JAMA. 1918;71(14):1163. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600400063031

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Colonel Keefer's textbook was prepared primarily for the instruction of cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and is adapted chiefly for the uses of the officer of the line rather than for the medical officer. Since the first edition was issued in 1914, the new type of warfare has necessitated considerable changes in this book, particularly the problems of trench sanitation. These problems are considered in a special chapter. The book is brief yet complete, and written in plain language so as to be readily understood by any man qualified to hold the rank of officer in our army.

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