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February 5, 1949

Personal and Community Health

JAMA. 1949;139(6):418. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900230072029

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This is a new edition, the eighth, of a book first published in 1925 which has become a standard college textbook of hygiene. The book is characterized by a comprehensive scope and complete treatment of its various topics. The chapters of Part I, on the health of the individual, deal respectively with hygiene and health, nutrition, digestion, oral hygiene, respiration, circulation, the kidneys, the skin, endocrines, the sense organs, hygiene of the nervous system, mental hygiene, narcotics and stimulants, the hygiene of body activity, body mechanics, foot hygiene, heredity and health, the hygiene of reproduction, and adult hygiene. It is a combined treatise on anatomy, physiology and hygiene, with practical sidelights, such as the use of blood plasma and how to take a sun bath without overdoing it.

Part II deals with community health, with chapters on the science of disease prevention; essential facts of immunity; alimentary and respiratory infections;

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