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Hygiene in South China

Nature volume 145, page 100 (20 January 1940) | Download Citation



THE November issue of the Bulletin de l'Office d'Hygiène Publique contains an account by Inspector-General Dr. A. Lasnet, the delegate of Algeria, of a sanitary mission sent by the Health Section of the League of Nations to South China in December 1937, six months after the onset of the war between China and Japan. The work of the mission consisted in (1) a campaign against infectious diseases, especially smallpox during the cold season, cholera during the hot season and malaria in the spring and summer; (2) wholesale destruction of insanitary houses, construction of wide sunny streets, proper disposal of excreta, and protection of the water supply; (3) education of the population in hygiene.

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