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June 15, 1940

Personal and Community Health

JAMA. 1940;114(24):2410-2411. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810240064034

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For many years this volume has been one of the standard textbooks used by colleges and universities in classes in personal and community hygiene. The present edition follows closely the organization of the previous editions. The first half of the book is devoted to a discussion of personal health and the latter half to community hygiene. The organization of the material follows closely that of most college textbooks on hygiene, taking up the various bodily processes of digestion, respiration, circulation and excretion from the point of view of physiology and function. Included in the personal hygiene section is a discussion also of the organs of special senses and the hygiene of physical activity and body mechanics. With the exception of a considerable revision of the chapter on nutrition, in which the section on the role of vitamins in nutrition has been expanded, there is little difference between the fifth edition

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