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Dr. Doty's extensive experience as health officer at the port of New York peculiarly fits him for the preparation of this book. In the preface, he states that it has been his aim to "deal with the subject from a practical standpoint and to present the latest knowledge relative to the transmission of infectious diseases and the means by which they may be prevented." Small-pox, yellow fever, typhus fever, cholera and bubonic plague are considered, as well as disinfection, disinfectants and the rôle of insects in the transmission of infectious diseases. A chapter on the thermometer discusses the importance of careful temperature observations in the examination of suspects as well as the method employed at the New York Quarantine Station. This book is of special interest in that it is based largely on the personal experience of the writer.
Prevention of Infectious Diseases. JAMA. 1911;LVII(2):147. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260070151036
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