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Authors

L. S. Ross

Document Type

Research

Abstract

The immediate cause for the establishment of rules and regulations to protect the health of a municipality or a state, often is the fear of the introduction of some disease that is foreign to the community. Possibly some other disease is common to a community, its effects, even its ravages are matters of common knowledge, but because of that familiarity its presence is expected; the people are accustomed to it. In reality somewhat of a fatalism with reference to it is established, and no rigorous measures are taken against it for defense or for elimination. It seems we fear the unfamiliar, and accustom ourselves to the presence of the familiar. Our forces are mobilized for defense, first against the foreign foe, then later against the foe at the fireside.

Publication Date

1910

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

17

Issue

1

First Page

229

Last Page

240

Copyright

© Copyright 1910 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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