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March 21, 1959

The Practice of Sanitation

JAMA. 1959;169(12):1395. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000290121034

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This volume presents a clear, concise picture of sanitation. It is not loaded with unintelligible charts and graphs, and it covers all the significant details adequately. Any physician who may be asked about some local sanitation problem should by reading this book be able to orient himself on the matter quickly and thus be in a position to provide real help to the community. By the same token sanitarians, health officers, public health nurses, and even governmental officials who are trying to learn something about basic principles of sanitation should be helped greatly by these discussions. In this edition, the authors have wisely presented new approaches on such currently significant topics as food sanitation, air pollution, housing, rural and urban sewage disposal, stream pollution, insect control, and others of importance.

From the first chapter, in which is presented a stimulating panorama of the progress of sanitation down through the ages,

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