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The need of a work of this kind brought up to date is obvious. Its intent is to furnish information, as the author says, to that large and rapidly growing class of persons who as officials and citizens are trying to improve municipal conditions. Every citizen should have some idea of the subjects here considered; for some of them come directly under his eye in almost every phase of civic life. If some of the ideas here advanced were generally adopted our cities, both large and small, would be very much more desirable places of residence than they are. The author's sensible opinion in regard to municipal extension, for example, could be very profitably read by the citizens of some of our municipalities within the last few years. We consider the work not strictly a medical one, but one for general reading and would be glad to bespeak for it
Municipal Engineering and Sanitation.. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(12):780. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480120038023
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