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November 3, 1951

Lehrbuch der Hygiene

JAMA. 1951;147(10):996. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670270086044

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This is a fine new German contribution to the subject of hygiene. Its scope and treatment are reminiscent of the well-known English text "Hygiene and Public Health" by Rosenau. It begins with a section on general hygiene, which includes considerations of climate and weather, housing, including ventilation, heating and light, the hygiene of water, nutrition, waste and sewage disposal, the hygiene of burial and cremation, clothing, hygienic living in general, and hygiene and health in industry. The second section of the book is devoted to epidemiology and the control of infectious diseases, with the usual divisions.

In general, the material is standard, with the natural emphasis by a German author on German sources and German methods. The section devoted to public health organizations and methodology is exceedingly brief, comprising only 15 pages at the end of the volume, but what there is, is up-to-date, including a discussion of the world

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