Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo, 1920. Octavo (18 × 13.5 cm). Printed self-wrappers; 32 pp. Some moisture damage to bottom right corner and wrapper edge; partially unopened and uncut, good or better.
Third edition. A public health and hygiene pamphlet published during the Typhus epidemic unleashed by the privations of the Russian civil war, which followed the Bolshevik Revolution (1918-1923). A massive public education campaign, consisting of posters, information pamphlets, public health manuals was mobilized both by the Bolsheviks and the White Army against the disease which claimed over three million lives between July 1919 and June 1920. This pamphlet aimed at sanitation committees, provides basic information about how the disease is spread, how it manifests itself as well as instructions for mass sanitation measures. The author, typhus specialist Aleksei Nikolaevich Sysin (1879-1956), published nearly a dozen public health pamphlets in this period. Not in KVK or OCLC.
Book ID: P6240