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November 9, 1918

Elements of Hygiene and Public Health. For the Use of Medical Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1918;71(19):1605. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600450081033

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This book is written with special reference to conditions existing in India and the East. It is intensely practical, and the numerous "shoulds" and "should nots" make evident the class of reader for whom it is intended. The directions given for furthering sanitation and preventing disease are, on the whole, clear and sensible. The book contains an important chapter on village sanitation and one on fairs, famine camps and poorhouses, both of which deal in detail with the peculiar conditions in India. Altogether, the book ought to be of great service to those directly concerned with Asiatic conditions of life. The paper used in the book deserves special mention; it is so thin that much valuable material is included in a relatively small bulk, and yet sufficiently opaque as to make it easy to read. The book is printed in India, and evidently this is true "Indian" paper.

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