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This was written, the author states, as a practical guide for the field practice of sanitation. Omitting most of the details of analysis and examination from the laboratory side, which can be found in the larger treatises on hygiene and preventive medicine, the author covers a large field in such a manner that not only the physician and public health officer but also the layman will profit by reading the book. The opening chapter states the need for public health work, and maps the organization of a health department. In his discussion of the laboratory, it is interesting to note that Dr. Wood believes laboratory examinations for syphilis and gonococcal infections not made to determine quarantine are not the work for the public health laboratory. Statistics are reviewed in the second chapter. The third chapter reviews the latest methods of control of each of the communicable diseases. In considering Behring
Sanitation Practically Applied.. JAMA. 1917;LXIX(20):1730. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590470070030