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May 20, 1933

Hookworm Infection.

JAMA. 1933;100(20):1632-1633. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740200066035

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Hookworm disease has been widely used of late as a vehicle for carrying forward the propaganda for public health measures and for illustrating the significance of preventive medicine. Dr. Charles Wardell Stiles, recently retired from the United States Bureau of Public Health, fittingly writes the foreword to this scholarly and incisive treatise. He closes this introduction, in which he emphasizes the slowness of progress in the mastery of this infection, with the terse sentence "Civilization was not made in a day." His plea is for health workers "to utilize to its full potentiality the church organizations and the school machinery of the world in the work of educating the masses to a higher conception of health and to the suppression of disease."

Colonel Lane's treatise is thoroughly interesting for many reasons. He incorporates in it the latest information in many-sided aspects of this thoroughly investigated field; he has well thought

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