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January 7, 1893

Hygiene and Public Health.

JAMA. 1893;XX(1):25-26. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420280033007

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This is a work of 523 pages replete with invaluable information. In a small space it covers nearly the whole field of sanitary science. While it is intended primarily for students and medical men, every intelligent householder could profitably make the acquaintance of most of its contents. If the general public would do itself the favor to become conversant with the chapters on house drainage, water, heating, lighting, ventilation, smoke prevention, food, beverages, clothing, etc., it could reap benefits that would repay for the time and money invested a thousand fold.

In the prefaces to the first and third editions Dr. Parkes professes to have recorded the most recent advances of bacteriological and etiological investigation, but this edition bears internal evidence that not all the parts that bear directly on these subjects have been rewritten, for the nature of these rapidly developing sciences quickly reveals such neglect. There are discrepancies

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