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March 1942

Communicable Disease Control.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(3):632-633. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010030202018

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This volume of 434 pages is written in simple style and will appeal to physicians and nurses engaged in public health work. Its object is to tell how to protect the general population, and for that reason it would not have the same appeal for the private practitioner, whose chief interest is in protecting individual patients. It is packed with information on the problems of a community's health. The authors tell how communicable diseases are stopped by isolation, quarantine and vector control and give the principles which should guide the health officer in matters of immunity. They endeavor to determine whether it would be worth while to expend vast sums of money for preventive control in given instances. It is interesting to note that they state that there is no evidence to indicate that the individual risk of infection from exposure to a carrier is but one tenth of that

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