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June 16, 1917

Sanitation in War.

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(24):1866-1867. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270060274030

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This excellent little manual is by a man who is thoroughly familiar with his subject. It is to be regretted that it is in the form of lectures. This tends to detract from the value of a book, as the impression is given that the matter has not received careful editing. Furthermore, the chapters do not follow in regular sequence. For instance, the chapter on the administration of the medical service is sandwiched in between a chapter on insects and one on field conservancy, and in the chapter on medical administration the author takes up such matters as the selection of camp sites and other sanitary details. In a chapter on sanitary innovations there is a complete description of those which are most important, with working drawings. The whole work is eminently practical, and though many of the details are different from the methods pursued in our army, no one

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