April 19, 1941

Précis d'hygiéne

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Par Jules Courmont, professeur d'hygiéne à la Faculté de médecine de Lyon. Avec la collaboration des Pr Ch. Lesieur et Dr A. Rochaix. Fifth edition revised by A. Rochaix, professeur d'hygiène à Faculté de médecine de Lyon. Boards. Price, $3.20. Pp. 1,001, with 212 illustrations. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1940.

JAMA. 1941;116(16):1880. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820160132030

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This edition constitutes a comprehensive revision of the manual. It reflects well the efforts of Professor Rochaix to bring the text of previous editions abreast of recent developments in hygiene, preventive medicine and sanitation. Various aspects of these subjects are presented clearly, concisely and usually in sufficient detail. In making this revision, Rochaix has adhered to the original intention of Courmont in writing a book primarily for the use of advanced medical undergraduates. The improvements and revisions in public health administration introduced into France following the World War are discussed. In this connection demography, sanitary organization and personal, environmental, industrial, social and mental hygiene, epidemiology and prophylaxis of communicable diseases are presented in considerable detail. Among new chapters added are ones on epidemic infectious jaundice, the Rickettsias, the control and prevention of rheumatism, mental disease and prophylaxis, and eugenics. The illustrations appear to be adequate. Those of sanitary appliances reflect

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