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February 17, 1945


JAMA. 1945;127(7):427. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860070059027

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The author in thirteen chapters has completed a book on a disease which is of paramount importance to the public health in this and other countries. The book is generously and well illustrated and has important and complete data on the epidemiology, immunology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and control of trichinosis. Therefore it should prove essential to the libraries of health departments, hospitals, the thoughtful and careful clinician and all purveyors of foods, especially pork products. Gould clearly demonstrates that the main sources of this disease are the communities offering unsafe foodstuffs for feeding pigs and failure to provide proper regulations to make pork and its products safe. The hog industry must from this book become conscious that the production of pork food products is not a private enterprise but carries many obligations within the industry in the interest of the public health. Pork, after all, is an excellent food, and

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