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May 26, 1951

The Practice of Sanitation.

JAMA. 1951;146(4):412-413. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670040112041

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Abstract

Interesting and instructive information is presented in this volume, which gives detailed attention to the many aspects of environmental sanitation without being too technical for the enjoyment or edification of the average nonspecialist reader. As the foreword points out, this is an appropriate time to assemble and survey the many advances that have occurred within the last half century.

Sixteen chapters comprise the volume. After consideration of the fundamental concepts of sanitation, the principles of disinfection and the sanitary survey, the authors give detailed attention to food sanitation, milk, water supplies, sewage disposal, control of stream pollution, refuse disposal, ventilation, swimming pools and insect and rodent control. All the newer practices in these various areas are described and interpreted, and there is a special chapter on administration procedures. Urgent problems such as atmospheric pollution by smoke, dust and pollen are considered in a chapter on environmental sanitation, which treats also

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