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December 31, 1949

Sanitary Science Notes: A Handbook for Students

JAMA. 1949;141(18):1328. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910180056029

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This is a handy digest of notes for the sanitary inspector, based on English practice. Special emphasis is given to building details and materials, without the coverage of milk or food sanitation that would be expected for American practice.

Much fundamental information on heating, lighting and meteorology is included. Rather complete conversion tables for areas, weight and volumes are provided, together with formulas. Insects and pests are covered in some detail. Considerable space is given to tropical diseases, their cause and control, and the characteristics of infectious diseases, and identification and control of notifiable diseases.

The notes cover general information on water supply and waste disposal, both public and private, with indicated acceptable standards. In some respects these are not in keeping with American standards, especially for private systems of excreta disposal and sanitary drinking fountains.

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