January 14, 1956

Preventive Medicine in World War II. Volume II: Environmental Hygiene

JAMA. 1956;160(2):150. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960370060023

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This volume on environmental hygiene is one of several to be published concerning preventive medicine as a part of the history of the medical department of the U. S. Army in World War II. While it is an account of the part the medical department played in this field, other branches of the armed forces and various federal agencies were also involved. Here are recorded those plans, operations, and activities that used, modified, and controlled environment for health purposes. The scope of the problem was global. However, no attempt is made to chronicle the details of the practice of environmental hygiene by theaters of war. The subjects with which this volume is concerned are water purification, control of insects, disposal of waste, housing, rodent control, and foreign quarantine. Each chapter has its own author. A contract was drawn up between the Army Medical Library and the Medical College of Virginia

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