Sanitary Engineering


    IN the introduction to this book great stress is laid on the necessity for sanitary measures being thoroughly carried out in all towns and dwellings; one might suppose that this was fully admitted on all sides, but we have no doubt that every medical officer of health throughout the country could easily give numberless instances of the greatest possible neglect and callousness on the subject. While all admit the necessity of efficient sanitary works and are generally quite ready to attribute to defective arrangements illness occurring in a neighbour's house or another town, each individual seems to ignore the possibility of a terrible punishment falling on him for his own neglect. He should recollect that the punishment which must sooner or later overtake him cannot be moderated by the clemency of a chairman of Quarter Sessions or the gentler feelings of a jury, but is ruthlessly administered by the inexorable laws of nature.

    Sanitary Engineering.

    By Baldwin Latham. Second Edition. (E. and F. N. Spon, 1878.)

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    Sanitary Engineering . Nature 19, 1–2 (1878).

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