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November 14, 1914

Practical Sanitation. A Handbook for Health Officers and Practitioners of Medicine.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(20):1783. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570200077035

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The authors have endeavored to provide, within the confines of a single, moderate-priced volume, a plain, non-technical presentation of the duties of the local health officer and to furnish information for the health officer to meet any emergency which may arise. It is not intended for the specialist or the sanitarian who has access to a large library. The growing tendency of smaller towns and counties to provide for health supervision of some sort makes the need for such a work. The book is divided into three general parts, on epidemiology, general sanitation and laboratory methods. In the first part, after a general discussion of the nature of infection, chapters are given to the management of epidemics, isolation and quarantine, the construction and maintenance of isolation hospitals and camps, and disinfection. The different groups of diseases coming under the jurisdiction of the health officer are then discussed. Under the typhoid

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