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October 11, 1941

Papers of Wade Hampton Frost, M.D.: A Contribution to Epidemiological Method

JAMA. 1941;117(15):1304. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820410082042

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This collection of the papers of the late Dr. Wade Hampton Frost is a book which should and probably will find a permanent place in the library of every physician interested in public health. It offers a splendid example of the development of epidemiologic method and furnishes, in addition, perpetuation and convenient accessibility for some of the more significant investigations of this distinguished epidemiologist.

The collection is organized in five sections, preceded by an editor's preface and a biographic sketch of the author. Section one contains three papers, representing respectively studies of outbreaks of typhoid, septic sore throat and anterior poliomyelitis. Section two is devoted to stream pollution and water purification studies, including a review of the work of the United States Public Health Service in this field. In section three are included studies of endemic acute infectious diseases: influenza, common colds, acute minor respiratory infections in a group of

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