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May 8, 1926

Fresh Air and Ventilation.

JAMA. 1926;86(19):1475. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670450067033

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Popular conceptions in regard to the relation between air and health are to a large extent erroneous. As Winslow points out, the great mass of scientific material on this subject is buried in lengthy treatises or in publications that do not come within the scope of popular reading. For a number of years sanitarians have taught that the overheating of rooms is more important than any other one factor; but in practical ventilation this has been to a large extent ignored, and emphasis has been laid mainly on an adequate fresh air supply. The author of this little book has done a service in giving the layman an opportunity to understand the truth about ventilation, told in a logical, clear and concise manner, which should serve as a model for popular presentations of scientific studies.

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