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November 14, 1925

Personal and Community Health.

JAMA. 1925;85(20):1581. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670200059034

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This book has been prepared primarily for college students and will be a welcome addition to the few discussions that ought to be placed in the hands of such students as a part of any general education. Professor Turner's book combines in one volume the two subjects of personal and community hygiene. The first six chapters deal with the health of the individual and include the hygiene of nutrition, action, nervous system and reproduction, and oral hygiene. The material is well presented and adequate for its purpose. Three chapters deal with disease prevention and immunity. It is doubtful whether the theories of immunity should have been included. They are more likely to confuse than interest the general student. The remainder of the book deals with community hygiene. The subjects are logically treated and accurately presented. Perhaps some criticism might be made of the relatively large amount of space devoted to

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