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May 16, 1936

Government Services

JAMA. 1936;106(20):1744. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770200050023

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Office of Public Health Education Established  The U. S. Public Health Services announces the establishment of the office of public health education, under Asst. Surg. Gen. Lewis R. Thompson, chief of the division of scientific research. The purpose is to carry out experimental studies in health education. Its initial activities will embrace the training and instruction of young commissioned officers of the service; special instruction for educators, health officers and sanitarians from state health departments and from health departments of foreign countries and for other eligible persons; the making of studies of educational methods employed in various health agencies and in other fields of education, with a view to adapting the methods to its own purposes, and to developing new and improved methods; the making of experimental studies in mass adult education, through the use of the radio for the purpose of evaluating various methods of radio education; the filing

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