Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The fourth volume of this East German periodical on Rural Hygiene contains thirteen articles in the fields of environmental sanitation, occupational health and veterinary public health.

Most articles are accounts of sanitary conditions given by county and state health officers, of little more than local interest. Besides these, there are three papers which merit attention. In one of them, J. Meichsner and H. Witte (Hygiene-Institut Cottbus) report the results of a study of the performance of the Schreiber-type fourchamber clearance system, demonstrating its inadequacy and insufficient biological action due to brief retention of the sewage in each chamber, not long enough to accomplish destruction of enteropathogenic bacteria. This may lead to dangerous contamination of streams in which the treated sewage is diverted.

In a well documented article, F. Netsch, of the same Institute, analyzes endemic and epidemic typhoid fever in the Spree Forest region during the decade 1950–60.


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