May 18, 1912

Rural Hygiene.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(20):1531. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260050207030

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This book represents an effort to present to the rural population information on those subjects popularly known as hygiene. Being written by a civil engineer, it discusses the structural side of hygiene rather than the purely medical side and is intended to supplement the physician and not to eliminate him. Books of this sort are needed, as it is recognized that the essential factor in the problem of keeping our country districts populated and productive is to make country life more attractive and living conditions in the country more sanitary. Ogden discusses such practical questions as the location of the house, the composition of soils and the construction of houses and barns with reference to healthfulness, the best methods of constructing damp-proof basements and cellars for houses and barns, ventilation, water-supply, including the quantity required, the source of the supply, the desirable qualities and the best methods of securing and

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