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June 11, 1927

Preventive Medicine and Hygiene.

JAMA. 1927;88(24):1924. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680500066040

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The fifth edition of this volume is necessitated by numerous advances that have been made in the field of preventive medicine, particularly as concerns such topics as amebic dysentery, scarlet fever, epidemic encephalitis, tularemia, rickets and pellagra, and also because more and more attention is being given to mental hygiene. As Dr. Rosenau emphasizes in his preface, "The new subjects considered comprehensively for the first time in this book are the psychanalytic approach to sex hygiene, the prevention of cancer, the conservation of vision, periodic physical examinations, flukes and their relation to disease, granuloma inguinale, balantidial dysentery; also resuscitation, gas masks, statistical methods and practical points in public health administration." This book established itself as a standard in its field when first published, and succeeding editions have been quite up to the mark of previous ones. The collaborators are responsible for much additional material. In every way, the volume is

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