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January 30, 1943

Personal and Community Health

JAMA. 1943;121(5):380. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840050078036

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This edition of Turner's standard textbook is satisfactory. It follows the conventional textbook arrangement with part one devoted to personal health, part two to community health, appendix A to communicable diseases and appendix B to an evaluation of disinfection methods and materials. The material is sound, well selected and clearly presented. Professor Turner gives perhaps more anatomic basis than most writers on personal and community health. The book covers fully the important questions of health values, nutrition, digestion, oral hygiene, respiration, circulation, excretion, endocrines, special senses, mental hygiene, exercise, body mechanics, foot hygiene, reproduction, heredity, narcotics and stimulants, and responsibility for health maintenance as factors in the individual health. Under community health will be found discussions of disease prevention, communicable diseases, immunity, specific diseases, food control, water supply, waste disposal, ventilation, heat and light, public health administration, maternal and child health, and school and industrial hygiene. There are 127 illustrations

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