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November 8, 1930

Personal and Community Health.

JAMA. 1930;95(19):1449. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720190061036

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Turner's book is well known to teachers of hygiene in secondary schools and in colleges. Both personal and community health are discussed. The material on the former is sufficiently complete to serve as a basis for a college course, although the discussion of hygiene of reproduction, difficult at any time to present, would be more useful if some of the details had been omitted. The part of the book dealing with community health is, on the whole, excellent, particularly those chapters dealing with school hygiene, industrial hygiene and public health administration. In the discussion of immunity, Ehrlich's side-chain theory has been given in some detail. In view of the present tendency to get away from such a fantastic representation of physiologic processes, it would seem unnecessary to retain so much of the material. It is unfortunate that only d'Herelle's conception of the bacteriophage is given as certainly it is not

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