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October 30, 1926

Handbuch der sozialen Hygiene und Gesundheitsfürsorge.

JAMA. 1926;87(18):1503. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680180075039

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These two volumes of this monumental handbook are the latest to appear. Both the matter and the manner of presentation are worthy of the best German traditions. Volume II is devoted entirely to occupational and industrial hygiene. The material is treated in three sections, each containing several excellent monographs. A general introductory section is succeeded by a section dealing with industrial poisons and other occupational hazards. This again is followed by a detailed consideration of the special influences affecting a wide variety of industries and occupations, not forgetting washerwomen and musicians. The ground is covered with Teutonic thoroughness, and few serious errors have been discovered. In view of the facts brought out in this country concerning the infection of rabbit handlers with tularemia, there is probably quite as much reason for regarding this disease as an occupational infection as for placing glanders and foot and mouth disease under this head,

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