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December 20, 1930

Ergebnisse der Sozialen Hygiene und Gesundheitsfürsorge. Band II.

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Herausgegeben von Professor Dr. A. Grotjahn, o. Professor der Sozialen Hygiene an der Universität Berlin, Professor Dr. L. Langstein, a. o. Professor der Kinderheilkunde an der Universität Berlin, und Professor Dr. F. Rott, Privatdozent für Soziale Hygiene an der Universität Berlin. Paper. Price, 36 marks. Pp. 497, with 27 illustrations. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(25):1935. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720250057030

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The second volume of this useful publication is worthy of its predecessors. It contains comprehensive discussions of such subjects as the relative influence of social environment and inheritance, the methods and value of periodic health examinations, the feeding and recreative facilities of school children, the epidemiology of poliomyelitis, tuberculosis mortality in England and Wales, the new German mortality tables, the specific male mortality as a means of measuring the mortality due to alcohol, and other topics of more or less general interest. As has been noted before in reviewing recent German summaries, some of the articles suffer because the authors have not, apparently, had access to other data than those in the German language, In the present volume this limited outlook is especially noticeable in the discussion of poliomyelitis, in which the extensive and fundamental work of Aycock and others in the United States receives scant consideration. The article on

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