Industry and Tropical Health V, Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of the Industrial Council for Tropical Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, October 29–31, 1963

by various contributors. 243 pages, illustrated. Published by Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass. 1964. $10 (professional rate $5)

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  • Department of Tropical Medicine and Public Health Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

Persons concerned with or interested in the economy and health of the inhabitants of tropical countries have looked forward in recent years to each triennial publication of the Proceedings of the Industrial Council for Tropical Medicine. Considering this report and the four earlier ones, the present reviewer is impressed with the variety of topics presented and the diversity of authors, including those with practical experience in tropical countries and those recognized as world leaders. Subjects presented at the Fifth Conference, October 29–31, 1963, and published in this volume include: economic aspects of health in the tropics, control of environmental health hazards in Firestone rubber plantation (Liberia) and health aspects of the Volta River project (Ghana); vaccination against trachoma (Saudi Arabia), prospects for vaccination against newer respiratory viruses, immunization against poliomyelitis and smallpox in the tropics, immunization by jet injection, and advances in knowledge concerning rubella; therapy for superficial mycoses; epidemiologic and economic aspects of onchocerciasis; progress in malaria eradication (British Guiana); tuberculosis in the tropics, heart disease due to Trypanosoma cruzi infection (Venezuela), and toxicologic hazards resulting from use of pesticides.