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July 26, 1924

Gesundheitswesen und Wohlfahrtspflege im Deutschen Reiche.

JAMA. 1924;83(4):295. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660040065041

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This is a comprehensive treatise of the best German type. It gives an authoritative description of public health organization and public health conditions in Germany with sufficient, but not overpowering, detail. No important aspect of health and welfare work seems to be omitted. The statistical data are brought down to the end of 1922, and furnish a vivid picture of the effect of war on the prevalence of infectious diseases, the flaring up of cholera, typhus and smallpox, and the increase in typhoid and tuberculosis. The existing regulations and practices relating to social insurance, and all the varieties of health and benefit work undertaken by official and volunteer agencies are clearly set forth, making the book an indispensable reference volume for all comparative studies. Paper and typography—the book was printed in Austria—are of good quality.

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