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Practical Tropical Sanitation. By W. A. Muirhead. (John Murray. 10s.

6d. net.)—The author of this clearly written and well-illustrated volume aims at meeting the wants of readers "of average general knowledge, but without special sanitary training "—such men, for instance, as are candidates for appointments as sanitary inspectors in our tropical Dependencies. He deals first with the propagation of such diseases as malaria and yellow-fever by the bites of insects, and next with general questions of sanitation in the tropics. His official position at the Aldershot School of Army Sanita- tion has taught him to explain things in simple language, and his book seems well adapted to its purpose.