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September 13, 1902

Principles of Sanitary Science and the Public Health, with Special Reference to the Causation and Prevention of Infectious Diseases.

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By William T. Sedgwick, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Lecturer on Sanitary Science and the Public Health in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Boston. Cloth. Pp. 368. Price, $3.00. New York: The Macmillan Co. 1902.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(11):648. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480370056021

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The present volume is, the author says, the direct outgrowth of a course of lectures on sanitary science and public health given for several years by the author, professor of biology and lecturer on sanitary science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to the senior students and was prepared primarily for their use. He thinks, however, that it may have a wider utility and the material herein contained may be of value to physicians, publicists and anyone who has to do with matters of public and private sanitation. It is unnecessary to say that the chapters are representative of the best knowledge of the subject. Perhaps a little more detail might have been given to one or two matters, such as the more modern methods of sewage disposal, some of which are hardly more than alluded to. On the whole, however, it gives a vast amount of well-handled information that

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