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September 27, 1930

Hygiene for Nurses.

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By John Guy, M.D., D.P.H., F.R.F.P. & S., Deputy Medical Officer of Health and Tuberculosis Officer, City of Edinburgh, and G. J. I. Linklater, O.B.E., M.D., D.P.H., Assistant Tuberculosis Officer, City of Edinburgh. Cloth. Price, $1.75 net. Pp. 212, with 18 illustrations. New York: William Wood & Company, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(13):957. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720130053032

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To put within 200 pages material on such a wide range of topics as water, air and ventilation, housing, heating, lighting, sewage disposal, communicable diseases, external parasites, personal hygiene, food and metabolism, vegetable foods and animal foods, internal parasites and a chapter on the nurse in relation to public health, requires that each subject be treated briefly. It is the intention of the author to curtail the description of such engineering subjects as water supply and sewage disposal and to stress the personal aspects of hygiene with which the nurse will be confronted in her ordinary duties. The sanitary laws cited are those which have been promulgated in Great Britain and hence are not entirely applicable to the United States. The book should serve its purpose well, however. The material is down to date and accurate and is so presented as to give the nurse an idea of what it

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