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The author of this book is the minister of public health and hygiene of Venezuela. The book is a report of work carried on by the various branches of the ministry in the course of 1939. It contains several chapters on the organization and functions of the body of sanitation, and hygiene and its various branches, especially for the welfare of mothers and their children, hygiene of crèches, reformatories for delinquent youths, vacationing centers for children, care of school children, social work, prevention and therapy of tuberculosis, venereal diseases, malaria, yellow fever and other diseases, propaganda, services rendered to the people by means of legal and medical consultations, vigilance of medical professions and of pharmacies, work carried on by the Instituto Nacional de Higiene and other sanitary centers, care of centers for preventing delinquency in youth, sanatoriums, hospitals and leprosaries and public dining or sleeping rooms for needy children. The
Memoria y cuenta del Ministerio de sanidad y asistencia social, Estados Unidos de Venezuela (contiene las actuaciones correspondientes al año civil de 1939). JAMA. 1941;116(23):2638. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820230082032