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JAMA 100 Years Ago
October 15, 2008

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND A DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

JAMA. 2008;300(15):1827. doi:10.1001/jama.300.15.1827

During the International Congress on Tuberculosis a conference was held in Washington of those especially interested in the question of a national department of health. Among the organizations represented at this conference were the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, the Conference of State and Provincial Boards of Health, the Medical Department of the Army, the United States Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service, the Committee of One Hundred, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Child-Labor Committee, and the Organized Charities Association of New York.

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