1921
Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
USD

Abstract

This third edition of a well known handbook on tropical sanitation has had considerable revision and additions, especially in the chapters on ventilation, water and communicable diseases. Chapter III (73 pages) on building construction would appear to an American to be superfluous, as this work would be handled by a building inspector under our practice. Furthermore, much of the material therein appears to be rather obsolete in view of modern knowledge of construction of cool houses in hot climates. Under “Communicable Diseases” we note rather longer isolation periods for the acute exanthemata than are necessary, and for typhus control (pg. 284) an emphasis on old methods rather than emphasis on DDT delousing. However later, on pp. 326–327, the use of DDT in delousing is emphasized. Better correlation and cross-referencing of relevant sections would be an improvement. Some typographical errors (mosquito species named on pg. 334 for example) were noted.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1958.7.1.TM0070010138b
1958-01-01
2018-11-20
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1958.7.1.TM0070010138b
Loading

Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error