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April 27, 1901

A Manual of Practical Hygiene for Students, Physicians and Medical Officers.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(17):1195. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470170041025

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The author handles his theme in general in a satisfactory way, and has in some respects carried his considerations a little beyond the limits of the ordinary work of this kind, that is, military and naval hygiene are treated, as well as quarantine laws, and tropical hygiene, a question which is now coming to be of some importance to medical sanitarians of the United States. He has, however, excluded some engineering questions, such as hospital arrangement, sewerage, etc., which are sometimes included in the larger text-books and has left out the usual chapters on bacteriology, which he thinks can be better studied in special works. The book is fairly accurate, though once in a while there is a slip, as for example when it says that up to 1892 the water-supply of Chicago was taken from a shore intake, a condition which has not existed for nearly thirty years before

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