Man and Animal Diseases
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There is an impression shared by some hygienists that direct prevention of the communication of infection is subordinate, for many diseases, to hygienic measures for increasing the powers of resistance to pathogenic microbes. This may become true in the future. Even now the recently acquired power to prevent rickets, and to a large extent dental defects, by affording to the expectant mother and her infant adequate sunlight and air with an improved dietary, are illustrations of possible vast future extensions of prevention of disease and improvement in the standard of health, aside from any prevention of infection.