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May 21, 1949

Manual of Public Health Hygiene

JAMA. 1949;140(3):366. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900380106036

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In this third edition of the well known textbook 122 new figures and 32 new tables have been added by the authors, who have produced a thoroughly revised and comprehensive volume. New sections include health education and medical climatology. Discussion and proposed use of fumigation receive more emphasis than given in some texts in the United States. In general, the information presented is sound.

From a concluding section entitled The Social Vista, the following passage deserves quotation to illustrate the constructive approach:

"The complex problem of the aged will be solved only when the geriatrist, the economist, the almoner, the health visitor and the social worker cooperate, under central direction, to encompass the difficulties which beset the later years. By whatever means they are to be achieved, the aims are clear. They are the fullest possible restoration to health and happiness of those whose days of service are over; and

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