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October 12, 1946

Sanitary Science Notes: A Handbook for Students

JAMA. 1946;132(6):358. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870410046028

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Condensed information for ready reference is contained in this handbook. In addition to sanitation in factory, home, school and shop, related subjects such as ventilation, water supplies, smoke abatement, lighting, heating and refuse and sewage disposal are dealt with in separate chapters. Helpful formulas for computation of distances, areas, weights, heat production and water volumes are contained in a special chapter. By American standards, discussion of venereal disease control might be considered inadequate, and in this connection it is interesting to note that ophthalmia neonatorum is not identified as a gonorrheal infection but simply as a notifiable disease. Minor defects, such as failure to mention more recent antimalarial drugs, though mosquito control is well outlined, and the statement that the virus causing typhus is not known, detract only slightly from the excellent chapter on infectious diseases. This booklet will provide many a helpful lift for British students and workers in

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