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August 8, 1931

The Prevention of Disease in the Community.

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By Curtis M. Hilliard, Professor of Biology and Health, Simmons College, Boston. Cloth. Price, $1.75. Pp. 193, with 25 illustrations. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1931.

JAMA. 1931;97(6):414. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730060052039

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Abstract

A sincere attempt to popularize public health is to be commended. This book is intended to accomplish such a purpose. It is a well designed and executed description, in ordinary language, of the principles and methods of community hygiene. From a strictly scientific standpoint some of the statements might be criticized, such as those found under the discussion of common colds. Some omissions, such as reference to diphteria toxoid, the use of tetanus antitoxin, or the Mantoux test for tuberculosis, may cause criticism. It must, however, be realized that in a book of this character it is better to be a little behind the times than to include material on which opinion may change almost before the book can be published. The author has done a good piece of work, and it is hoped that the book will find its way to the intelligent reading public, which can learn many

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