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July 30, 1910

The Health of the City.

JAMA. 1910;55(5):424. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330050062030

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This is one of the commendable books appearing so frequently nowadays, intended to educate and inform the public in matters of public and personal hygiene and sanitation, in this instance with particular reference to cities. It takes up such subjects as air, water, waste, food, housing, noise, their harmfulness or harmlessness, and also of civic conditions working for evil, and emphazing the necessity of the citizen placing greater reliance on the deductions of modern science in matters pertaining to his welfare. Feeding is not only a sociologic but also an economic problem, and employers of labor should recognize more clearly that a stipend which affords a better diet means better work and more of it. Factory luncheons are an economic benefit to employers, and community kitchens would also be beneficial. The making of food is a problem of sociology and natural science, and improvement in this direction depends on the

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